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Ethnography And The Historical Imagination

1st Edition

By John Comaroff, Jean Comaroff

Routledge

338 pages

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Description

This book focuses on 'imaginative sociology,' demonstrating the techniques by which social science may capture the contexts that human beings construct and inhabit. It argues for the continuing value of a historical anthropology in which ethnography and culture remain vital.

Table of Contents

Part One: Theory, Ethnography, Historiography 1. Ethnography and the Historical Imagination 2. Of Totemism and Ethnicity 3. Bodily Reform as Historical Practice Part Two: Dialectical Systems, Imaginative Sociologies 4. The Long and the Short oflt 5. Goodly Beasts, Beastly Goods 6. The Madman and the Migrant Part Three: Colonialism and Modernity 7. Images of Empire, Contests of Conscience 8. Medicine, Colonialism, and the Black Body 9. The Colonization of Consciousness 10. Homemade Hegemony

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General