The Anthropological Lens: Harsh Light, Soft Focus / Edition 2

The Anthropological Lens: Harsh Light, Soft Focus / Edition 2

by James L. Peacock
     
 

A revised version covers new topics and reflects recent changes in perspective and language.See more details below

Overview

A revised version covers new topics and reflects recent changes in perspective and language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521808385
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
1Substance1
It's real! Culture beheld1
Anthropology defined: a holistic discipline8
Perceiving holistically11
Wholes differentiated into parts: analytical constructs20
Culture and experience23
The concept of culture in relation to nature24
Society36
The exotic location of community and culture42
Culture and community in relation to individual and meaning45
Globalization, power, and gender49
Power55
Essentialism and gender57
2Method63
Travel64
Fieldwork69
Fieldwork and related endeavors78
Interpretation85
Generalization95
The middle ground: ethnographic generalization100
Deduction, experimentation, and introspection104
Fieldwork, ethnography, and theory109
3Significance113
The greatest story ever told114
The evolutionary and the interpretive perspectives120
Implications for practice: the mastery of our future and the future of our mastery123
Harsh light and soft focus144
Notes146
Index153

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