Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

by Mark Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845453646

ISBN-13: 9781845453640

Pub. Date: 10/08/2007

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

That there are multiple ways of knowing the world has become a truism. What meaning is left in the sheer familiarity of the phrase? The essays here consider how humans come to know themselves and their worlds. Should anthropologists should seek complexity or simplicity in their analyses of other societies? By going beyond the notion that a way of knowing is a…  See more details below

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That there are multiple ways of knowing the world has become a truism. What meaning is left in the sheer familiarity of the phrase? The essays here consider how humans come to know themselves and their worlds. Should anthropologists should seek complexity or simplicity in their analyses of other societies? By going beyond the notion that a way of knowing is a perspective on the world, this book explores paths to understanding, as people travel along them, craft their knowledge and shape experience. The topics examined here range from illness to ignorance, teaching undergraduates in Scotland to learning a Brazilian martial arts dance, Hegels concept of the dialectic to the poetry of a Swahili philosopher. A central concern is how anthropologists can know and write about the silent, the concealed and the embodied.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845453640
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/08/2007
Series:
Methodology and History in Anthropology, #18
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

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