1st Edition

Ethnography And The Historical Imagination





ISBN 9780367004019
Published June 7, 2019 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book 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

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