Ocasiao: The Marquis and the Anthropologist, A Collaboration

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Distinguished anthropologist George Marcus and his co-author Fernando Mascarenhas engage in a new experiment in anthropological writing. Ocasião reveals the key relationship between anthropologist and subject through the letters and commentaries exchanged between Marcus and Mascarenhas, Marques of Fronteira and Alorna in Portugal. The authors discuss the persistence and survival of the contemporary Portuguese nobility, who serve as witnesses to important transitions in modern Portuguese history. The epistolary ...

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Overview

Distinguished anthropologist George Marcus and his co-author Fernando Mascarenhas engage in a new experiment in anthropological writing. Ocasião reveals the key relationship between anthropologist and subject through the letters and commentaries exchanged between Marcus and Mascarenhas, Marques of Fronteira and Alorna in Portugal. The authors discuss the persistence and survival of the contemporary Portuguese nobility, who serve as witnesses to important transitions in modern Portuguese history. The epistolary form is the medium of this innovative ethnography, and will stimulate a new critique of ethnographic genres, originating in the work of James Clifford and Marcus in Writing Culture. This new book will appeal to readers concerned with anthropological methods and fieldwork; the anthropology of elites, and a diverse European and American community of scholars interested in Portuguese culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759107762
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Series: Alterations Series , #4
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

George E. Marcus is Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. From the 1980s, he has been concerned with the study of upper classes and elite institutions in the United States and other Western societies. His major publications include The Nobility and the Chiefly Tradition in the Modern Kingdom of Tonga (1980), Elites: Ethnographic Issues (1983), (with Michael Fischer) Anthropology As Cultural Critique (1986), (with James Clifford) Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography (1986), and (with Peter Dobkin Hall) Lives in Trust: The Fortunes of Dynastic Families in Late Twentieth Century America (1992). Fernando Mascarenhas is Marques of Fronteira and Alorna, and lives in Lisboa, Portugal.

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Table of Contents

1 Foreword by Fernando Mascarenhas 2 Introduction by George E. Marcus 3 Letter Exchanges 4 Epilogue by George E. Marcus 5 Appendix A. Sermon to my Successor by Fernando Mascarenhas 6 Appendix B. Preamble to the Chart of the Foundation 7 Appendix C. The Portuguese Nobility Today: A Preliminary Report by George E. Marcus and Diana L. L. Hill

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