Anthropology in Theory: Issues in Epistemology / Edition 1

Anthropology in Theory: Issues in Epistemology / Edition 1

by Henrietta L. Moore
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631229140

ISBN-13: 9780631229148

Pub. Date: 09/19/2005

Publisher: Wiley

The 57 articles collected in Anthropology in Theory: Issues in Epistemology, together with the editors’ introduction, provide the most comprehensive selection of readings and insightful overview available of anthropological theory and epistemology over the past century.

Anthropology in Theory identifies crucial conceptual signposts for the

Overview

The 57 articles collected in Anthropology in Theory: Issues in Epistemology, together with the editors’ introduction, provide the most comprehensive selection of readings and insightful overview available of anthropological theory and epistemology over the past century.

Anthropology in Theory identifies crucial conceptual signposts for the continued resurgence of the discipline and new theoretical directions. Moreover, it demonstrates both the vitality and value of anthropological theorizing within the discipline, as well as how such anthropological projects are fundamentally reconfiguring broader debates in the social sciences: debates about society and culture; structure and agency; identities and technologies; subjectivities and translocality; meta-theory, ontology and epistemology; language and meaning; subjectivity and objectivity; and localities and globalities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631229148
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/19/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.54(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the Editorsx
General Introductionxi
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Anthropology and Epistemology1
Part I23
Section 1Culture and Behavior25
1The Aims of Anthropological Research26
2The Concept of Culture in Science36
3Problems and Methods of Approach41
4Rules for the Explanation of Social Facts47
Section 2Society and Social Patterns57
5The Limitations of the Comparative Method of Anthropology58
6Anthropology and Sociology68
7The Individual and the Pattern of Culture77
Section 3Function and Environment87
8The Group and the Individual in Functional Analysis88
9The Concept and Method of Cultural Ecology100
10Energy and the Evolution of Culture107
Section 4Structure and System121
11On Social Structure122
12Introduction to Political Systems of Highland Burma128
13Social Structure136
Section 5Methods and Objects147
14Understanding and Explanation in Social Anthropology148
15Anthropological Data and Social Reality159
16Objectification Objectified169
Section 6Biology and Ontogeny179
17Becoming Persons: Consciousness and Sociality in Human Evolution180
18Customs and Cultures in Animals and Humans: Neurobiological and Evolutionary Considerations193
19Introduction to Mind, Materiality and History204
20The Development of Meaning: Ontogeny and Culture220
Part II233
Section 7Meanings as Objects of Study235
21Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture236
22Anthropology and the Analysis of Ideology244
23Anthropology as Interpretive Quest258
Section 8Language and Method267
24Structural Analysis in Linguistics and in Anthropology268
25Ordinary Language and Human Action281
26Language, Anthropology and Cognitive Science288
Section 9Thinking and Believing299
27Introduction to Belief, Language, and Experience300
28The Antinomies305
29Anthropology and Psychology: Towards an Epidemiology of Representations311
Section 10Bodies of Knowledges321
30Knowledge of the Body322
31The End of the Body?336
32The Body of the Condemned352
Part III357
Section 11Coherence and Contingency359
33Puritanism and the Spirit of Capitalism360
34Introduction to Europe and the People without History367
35Introduction to Of Revelation and Revolution382
36Epochal Structures I: Reconstructing Historical Materialism397
37Structures and the Habitus407
38Two Lectures417
Section 12Universalisms and Domain Terms423
39Body and Mind in Mind, Body and Mind in Body: Some Anthropological Interventions in a Long Conversation424
40So Is Female to Male as Nature is to Culture?437
41Global Anxieties: Concept-metaphors and Pre-theoretical Commitments in Anthropology443
Section 13Perspectives and their Logics457
42The Rhetoric of Ethnographic Holism458
43Writing Against Culture466
44Cutting the Network480
Section 14Objectivity, Morality, and Truth493
45The "Objectivity" of Knowledge in Social Science and Social Policy494
46The Primacy of the Ethical: Propositions for a Militant Anthropology506
47Moral Models in Anthropology513
48Postmodernist Anthropology, Subjectivity, and Science: A Modernist Critique523
Part IV537
Section 15The Anthropology of Western Modes of Thought539
49The Invention of Women540
50Valorizing the Present: Orientalism, Postcoloniality and the Human Sciences546
51Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism552
Section 16(Re)defining Objects of Enquiry567
52Culture, Genuine and Spurious: The Politics of Indianness in the Vaupes, Colombia568
53The Near and the Elsewhere587
54Relativism598
Section 17Imagining Methodologies and Meta-things607
55Beyond "Culture": Space, Identity, and the Politics of Difference608
56What is at Stake - and is not - in the Idea and Practice of Multi-sited Ethnography618
57Grassroots Globalization and the Research Imagination622
Index634

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