Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object

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An anthropological study of time, and how it is employed, to discuss humans and human endeavors.

-A widely informed and deeply reflective study of the ways anthropologists and some significant related thinkers, such as historians and philosophers use various concepts of time, wittingly or unwittingly, to define their sense of other human beings who are the subjects of anthropology. -Walter J. On -Delivers a radical epistemological critique of ...

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Overview

An anthropological study of time, and how it is employed, to discuss humans and human endeavors.

-A widely informed and deeply reflective study of the ways anthropologists and some significant related thinkers, such as historians and philosophers use various concepts of time, wittingly or unwittingly, to define their sense of other human beings who are the subjects of anthropology. -Walter J. On -Delivers a radical epistemological critique of anthropological writing. -George E. Marcus

Offering a probing critique of the emergence and present shape of anthropological discourse, the author surveys several topics in terms of concepts of spacial and temporal distance.

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Gauri Viswanathan
The confidence and optimism that Fabian expresses contributes in no small way to the exhilarating intellectual experience that this book offers.
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"A radical epistemological critique of anthropological writing." -- George Marcus, University of California, Irvine

"The confidence and optimism that Fabian expresses contributes in no small way to the exhilarating intellectual experience this book offers." -- Gauri Viswanathan, Columbia University

Columbia University Press

George Marcus

Delivers a radical epistemological critique of anthropological writing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231055918
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1983
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 205
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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Johannes Fabian is professor emeritus of cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. His books include Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa; Memory Against Culture: Arguments and Reminders; Anthropology with an Attitude: Critical Essays; and Ethnography as Commentary: Writing from the Virtual Archive.

Matti Bunzl is professor of anthropology and history at the University of Illinois at Urbana--Champaign and the author of Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Hatreds Old and New in Europe.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Syntheses of a Critical Anthropology, by Matti BunzlPreface to the Reprint EditionPreface and Acknowledgments1. Time and the Emerging Other2. Our Time, Their Time, No Time: Coevalness Denied3. Time and Writing About the Other4. The Other and the Eye: Time and the Rhetoric of Vision5. ConclusionsPostscript: The Other RevisitedNotesReferences CitedIndex

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