Transcendent Individual: Essays Toward a Literary and Liberal Anthropology

Transcendent Individual: Essays Toward a Literary and Liberal Anthropology

by Nigel Rapport
     
 

Transcendent Individual argues for a reappraisal of the place of the individual in anthropolgical theory and ethnographic writing. A wealth of voices illustrate and inform the text, showing ways in which individuals creatively 'write', narrate and animate cultural and social life. This is an anthropology imbued with a liberal morality which is willing to

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Transcendent Individual argues for a reappraisal of the place of the individual in anthropolgical theory and ethnographic writing. A wealth of voices illustrate and inform the text, showing ways in which individuals creatively 'write', narrate and animate cultural and social life. This is an anthropology imbued with a liberal morality which is willing to make value judgements over and against culture in favour of individuality.
Rapport draws widely on ethnographic and theoretic materials bringing into the debate a range of voices, among them Nietzsche, Wilde, George Steiner, Richard Rorty, John Berger and Anthony Cohen. In doing so he approaches individuality in terms of a range of issues: biological integrity, consciousness, agency, democracy, discourse, globalism, knowledge and play.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415169660
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/11/1997
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

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