1st Edition

Between Anthropology and Literature

Edited By Rose De Angelis Copyright 2002
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    This collection suggests that the disciplines of literature and anthropology are not static entities but instead fluid sites of shifting cultural currents and academic interests. The essays conclude that the origins, sources, and intersections of the two disciplines are constantly being revised, and reconceived, leading to new possibilities of understanding texts.
    The authors address the ways in which the language of social science fuses with that of the literary imagination. The essays fit excellently with the current interest in interdisciplinary studies and challenge students to see texts as parts of a larger global and cultural matrix.

    Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part 1: Anthropology and Literature as Ethnography 1. The Ethnographic Novel: Finding the Insider's Voice Janet Tallman 2. Splendid Disciplines: American Indian Women's Ethnographic Literature Roseanne Hoefel 3. A Woman's Work is Never Done: Business and Family Politics in Umbertina and Rosa in Television Land Rose De Angelis Part 2: Anthropology, Ritual and Literature 4. Rituals to Cope with Change in Women's Lives: Judity Minty's Dancing the Fault Janet Ruth Heller 5. The Subversion of Ritual in the Theatre of Paloma Pedrero Susan P. Berardini 6. And Love Thee After: Necrophilia on the Jacobean Stage Richard W. Grinnell 7. Staging the Social Drama of Maghrebi Female Identity in the Theatre of Fatima Gallaire Janice B. Gross Part 3: Anthropology and Literature as Travelogue 8. Oriental Imprisonments: Habaneras as Seen by Nineteenth Century Women Travel Writers Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert 9. Travelers Possessed: Generic Hybrids and the Caribbean Ivette Romero-Cesareo 10. Anthropology and Literature: Of Bedfellows and Illegitimate Offspring Mario Cesareo Notes on Contributors. Index.


    Rose De Angelis

    ' ... the essays are all insightful; they clearly show that great ethnographic riches can be found in narrative and travel writing, and they illustrate the value of anthropological readings of literature.' - The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute