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Phenomenology in Anthropology

Phenomenology in Anthropology

Author: Kalpana Ram

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253017802

Category: Philosophy

Page: 326

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This volume explores what phenomenology adds to the enterprise of anthropology, drawing on and contributing to a burgeoning field of social science research inspired by the phenomenological tradition in philosophy. Essays by leading scholars ground their discussions of theory and method in richly detailed ethnographic case studies. The contributors broaden the application of phenomenology in anthropology beyond the areas in which it has been most influential—studies of sensory perception, emotion, bodiliness, and intersubjectivity—into new areas of inquiry such as martial arts, sports, dance, music, and political discourse.

Anthropology's Interrogation of Philosophy from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century

Anthropology's Interrogation of Philosophy from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century

Author: Jerome Fanning Marsden Carroll

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498558013

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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In this book, Jerome Carroll draws on the epistemological, ontological, and methodological aspects and implications of anthropological holism to read the philosophical significance of classical twentieth century anthropology through the lens of eighteenth century writings on anthropology.

The Role of Phenomenology in Existential Anthropology

The Role of Phenomenology in Existential Anthropology

Author: Omar Ibrahim

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346180162

Category: Education

Page: 22

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Academic Paper from the year 2020 in the subject Pedagogy - Science, Theory, Anthropology, grade: 6, University of Bern (Institut für Sozialanthropologie), language: English, abstract: The present essay explores the question of how philosophical phenomenology can be integrated into anthropology and especially into existential anthropology. Phenomenology will be analyzed in terms of its methods and demands in order to apply them to the field of Existential Anthropology. In doing so, some points have to be changed, which are necessary for the philosophical as well as for the anthropological perspective. Philosophical phenomenology is a discipline which can be examined in terms of its tradition, its method, and its demands. There is little point in dealing with the tradition here. This is due to two reasons: First, some positions of the phenomenological thinkers will be introduced in the following chapters anyway. An overview of the entire tradition, however, would lead too far away from the topic. Secondly, philosophical phenomenology must be distinguished from existentialism. Not all phenomenologists, such as Scheler or Merleau-Ponty, for example, have dealt with existentialism. And not all existentialists, such as De Beauvoir or Camus, have dealt with phenomenology.

Expressions of Ethnography

Expressions of Ethnography

Author: Robin Patric Clair

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791486320

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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A different approach to contemporary ethnography, embracing the idea that alternative genres may be used to express cultural experience.

Music of Death and New Creation

Music of Death and New Creation

Author: Michael B. Bakan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226034887

Category: Music

Page: 384

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The accompanying CD contains music excerpts which are listed in the book on pgs. xiii-xvii.

Things as They are

Things as They are

Author: Michael Jackson

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 025321050X

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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"The real beauty of this book is that the thinking does not stop... deep in the thickets of philosophic references. Instead, true to the spirit of phenomoenology, we are provided with provocative accounts of how such thinking flows in contemporary anthropological practice." —XCP - Cross Cultural Poetics In this timely collection, thirteen contemporary ethnographers demonstrate the importance of phenomenological and existential ideas for anthropology. In emphasizing the link between the empirical and the experiential, these ethnographers also explore the relationship between phenomenology and other theories of the lifeworld, such as existentialism, radical empiricism, and critical theory.

Weathering the World

Weathering the World

Author: Frida Hastrup

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857452009

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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The Asian tsunami in December 2004 severely affected people in coastal regions all around the Indian Ocean. This book provides the first in-depth ethnography of the disaster and its effects on a fishing village in Tamil Nadu, India. The author explores how the villagers have lived with the tsunami in the years succeeding it and actively worked to gradually regain a sense of certainty and confidence in their environment in the face of disempowering disaster. What appears is a remarkable local recovery process in which the survivors have interwoven the tsunami and the everyday in a series of subtle practices and theorisations, resulting in a complex and continuous recreation of village life. By showing the composite nature of the tsunami as an event, the book adds new theoretical insight into the anthropology of natural disaster and recovery.

The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research

The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research

Author: Patricia Leavy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199811755

Category: Psychology

Page: 756

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"The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research presents a comprehensive and student-friendly overview of the field of qualitative research and is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the social sciences. It provides strong focus on methods instruction with coverage of theoretical approaches, analysis, writing, evaluation, and the politics of research"--

Flexible Capitalism

Flexible Capitalism

Author: Jens Kjaerulff

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782386162

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Approaching “work” as at heart a practice of exchange, this volume explores sociality in work environments marked by the kind of structural changes that have come to define contemporary “flexible” capitalism. It introduces anthropological exchange theory to a wider readership, and shows how the perspective offers new ways to enquire about the flexible capitalism’s social dimensions. The essays contribute to a trans-disciplinary scholarship on contemporary economic practice and change by documenting how, across diverse settings, “gift-like” socialities proliferate, and even sustain the intensified flexible commoditization that more commonly is touted as tearing social relations apart. By interrogating a keenly debated contemporary work regime through an approach to sociality rooted in a rich and distinct anthropological legacy, the volume also makes a novel contribution to the anthropological literature on work and on exchange.

Ordinary Lives and Grand Schemes

Ordinary Lives and Grand Schemes

Author: Joska Samuli Schielke

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857455062

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Everyday practice of religion is complex in its nature, ambivalent and at times contradictory. The task of an anthropology of religious practice is therefore precisely to see how people navigate and make sense of that complexity, and what the significance of religious beliefs and practices in a given setting can be. Rather than putting everyday practice and normative doctrine on different analytical planes, the authors argue that the articulation of religious doctrine is also an everyday practice and must be understood as such.

Theorising Media and Conflict

Theorising Media and Conflict

Author: Philipp Budka

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789206838

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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Theorising Media and Conflict brings together anthropologists as well as media and communication scholars to collectively address the elusive and complex relationship between media and conflict. Through epistemological and methodological reflections and the analyses of various case studies from around the globe, this volume provides evidence for the co-constitutiveness of media and conflict and contributes to their consolidation as a distinct area of scholarship. Practitioners, policymakers, students and scholars who wish to understand the lived realities and dynamics of contemporary conflicts will find this book invaluable.