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What Is Existential Anthropology?

What Is Existential Anthropology?

Author: Michael Jackson

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782386377

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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What is existential anthropology, and how would you define it? What has been gained by using existential perspectives in your fieldwork and writing? Editors Michael Jackson and Albert Piette each invited anthropologists on both sides of the Atlantic to address these questions and explore how various approaches to the human condition might be brought together on the levels of method and of theory. Both editors also bring their own perspective: while Jackson has drawn on phenomenology, deploying the concepts of intersubjectivity, lifeworld, experience, existential mobility, and event, Piette has drawn on Heidegger’s Dasein-analysis, and developed a phenomenographical method for the observation and description of human beings in their singularity and ever-changing situations.

Existential Anthropology

Existential Anthropology

Author: Michael Jackson

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845451228

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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".what is truly worthwhile in this loose grouping of essays is the ethnographic examples. Powerfully presented, beautifully written (the final three pages of the book offer poignantly evocative description of ethnography as a way of living) and loaded with telling detail." * Arthur Kleinman in the JRAI Inspired by existential thought, but using ......

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.

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.

Theoretical Anthropology or How to Observe a Human Being

Theoretical Anthropology or How to Observe a Human Being

Author: Albert Piette

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119618294

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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It may seem obvious that the human being has always been present in anthropology. This book, however, reveals that he has never really been a part of it. Theoretical Anthropology or How to Observe a Human Being establishes the foundations and conditions, both theoretical and methodological, which make it possible to consider the human being as a topic of observation and analysis, for himself as an entity, and not in the perspective of understanding social and cultural phenomena. In debate with both anthropologists and philosophers, this book describes and analyzes the human being as a “volume”. To this end, a specific lexicon is built around the notions of volume, volumography and volumology. These notions are further illustrated and enriched by several drawings.

The Accidental Anthropologist

The Accidental Anthropologist

Author: Michael Jackson

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781775531760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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Journeys through the Congo, Sierra Leone and Outback Australia in an inventive memoir by a Commonwealth Poetry Prize-winning ethnographer. The Accidental Anthropologist is a fascinating, impeccably written memoir, or more accurately, a series of fragments. Compelling and absorbing as well as intense and insightful, Jackson writes a far from classically autobiographical text. There is nothing predictable about the mode or incidents he has chosen to write about: this is literary memoir at its best and most inventive. Jackson has a fascination with the concept of personal metamorphosis, the idea that a life can be dismantled and reassembled in a different country and set of relationships. And throughout the story the author makes a pretty good fist of living the theory. Jackson's experiences begin with his earnest portrayal of young adulthood in Wellington where he associates on the fringes with many of the literary figures of the early 1960s: Bob Lowry, Fleur Adcock, James K. Baxter, R.A.K. Mason and the artist McCahon. Jackson finds himself homeless in London where he's drawn to help the poor and eventually finds his way to Cambridge, where he stumbles upon anthropology. His subsequent ethnographic fieldwork takes him to the Congo, Sierra Leone, and outback Australia. Jackson makes it clear that our lives are barely our own, they belong as much to the people, the landscapes, the influences of thought and ideology that absorb us. He excells at the intensely personal and captivates with this masterful work. The Accidental Anthropologist is a challenging and magnificent memoir; much of it is spellbinding, astute and disquieting.

Existential Anthropology of Education: Values and Self-Fulfillment

Existential Anthropology of Education: Values and Self-Fulfillment

Author: Natalya Niyazbayeva

Publisher:

ISBN: 1736381792

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The monograph is devoted to the philosophical and anthropological problems of educa-tion, human values and self-fulfillment. The conceptual foundations of the existential anthropology of education, based on the analy-sis of educa-tion as a phenomenon of human existence, as the way of person's fulfillment, are presented. The author explores the pos-sibilities of self-fulfillment based on reflexive choice, comprehension and experience of exis-tential values; re-flexivity, philosophizing and meaning generation here be-come the principles of the practice of existential anthropology of education.The reflexive-phenomenological practice of teaching and learning, presented in the mon-ograph, allows the subject to be fully involved in the process of his education, to express himself, to "discover" himself in a single system by ap-proaching, comprehending and describing himself.The monograph is recommended for researchers studying the possi-bilities of human self-fulfillment in the process of education. The monograph is recom-mended for those who ask the question: can a person in life, and in education, in particular, show his full subjec-tivity and what will allow him to be realized and fulfilled in his life?The monograph is recommended for teachers who teach students to think and ponder, cogitate and reflect, feel and reason independently.

Cultural-Existential Psychology

Cultural-Existential Psychology

Author: Daniel Sullivan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316565193

Category: Psychology

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Cultural psychology and experimental existential psychology are two of the fastest-growing movements in social psychology. In this book, Daniel Sullivan combines both perspectives to present a groundbreaking analysis of culture's role in shaping the psychology of threat experience. The first part of the book presents a new theoretical framework guided by three central principles: that humans are in a unique existential situation because we possess symbolic consciousness and culture; that culture provides psychological protection against threatening experiences, but also helps to create them; and that interdisciplinary methods are vital to understanding the link between culture and threat. In the second part of the book, Sullivan presents a novel program of research guided by these principles. Focusing on a case study of a traditionalist group of Mennonites in the midwestern United States, Sullivan examines the relationship between religion, community, guilt, anxiety, and the experience of natural disaster.

Anthropology and Philosophy

Anthropology and Philosophy

Author: Sune Liisberg

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782385578

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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The present book is no ordinary anthology, but rather a workroom in which anthropologists and philosophers initiate a dialogue on trust and hope, two important topics for both fields of study. The book combines work between scholars from different universities in the U.S. and Denmark. Thus, besides bringing the two disciplines in dialogue, it also cuts across differences in national contexts and academic style. The interdisciplinary efforts of the contributors demonstrate how such a collaboration can result in new and challenging ways of thinking about trust and hope. Reading the dialogues may, therefore, also inspire others to work in the productive intersection between anthropology and philosophy.