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Paths Toward a Clearing: Radical Empiricism and Ethnographic Inquiry
     

Paths Toward a Clearing: Radical Empiricism and Ethnographic Inquiry

by Michael Jackson
 

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Michael Jackson explores our shifting sense of ourselves as subjects and as objects without arresting either mode of experience in order to make it foundational to a theory of knowledge.

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Michael Jackson explores our shifting sense of ourselves as subjects and as objects without arresting either mode of experience in order to make it foundational to a theory of knowledge.

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edition (unseen), $12.95. traditions, bringing into being new modes of understanding. Paper Anthropology, and particularly ethnography, is torn between two quests, one to capture the diversity of social life and the other to discover universal principles structuring that diversity. Jackson examines these quests within the context of ethnographic fieldwork, focusing on the relationship between ethnographers and the people they study. He is concerned with defining the anthropological project as something more than the projection of the anthropologist's traditions and concerns onto an alien culture. Rather, he would have the project open a genuine dialogue between people from different cultures or Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780253331908
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Series:
African Systems of Thought Ser.
Pages:
256

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