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The Trouble With Art An Anthropology Beyond Philistinism

The Trouble With Art: An Anthropology Beyond Philistinism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Roger Sansi, Jonas Tinius
October 31, 2024

Art troubles anthropology. Anthropologists have often taken a philistine, sceptical position of distance towards art and aesthetics as a predominantly Western bourgeois institution. But art, not only as a Western institution, generated its own philistine and iconoclastic revisions and undoings, its...

UFOs, the Absurd, and the Limit of Anthropological Knowledge Imagining the Impossible in Chile

UFOs, the Absurd, and the Limit of Anthropological Knowledge: Imagining the Impossible in Chile

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Diana Espírito Santo
September 20, 2024

This book offers an ethnographic and conceptual analysis of contemporary UFO phenomena, focusing specifically on Chilean ufology and the ufological ‘absurd’, nonsensical instances for their experiencers in which there is no conceptual way out. It asks how anthropology can come to terms with what is...

Human Trafficking, Structural Violence, and Resilience Ethnographic Life Narratives from the Philippines

Human Trafficking, Structural Violence, and Resilience: Ethnographic Life Narratives from the Philippines

1st Edition

By Amie L. Lennox
May 27, 2024

This book explores and examines human trafficking in Eastern Mindanao in the Philippines, and the social conditions which facilitate and maintain this exploitation. Through a combination of ethnographic research and life-narrative interviews, the book tells the stories of those who have ...

Street Youth in Canada An Ethnography of Adversity and Artifice

Street Youth in Canada: An Ethnography of Adversity and Artifice

1st Edition

By Mark S. Dolson
March 11, 2024

This book provides an ethnographic examination of the everyday lives and struggles of street-involved youth in Canada. Based on fieldwork conducted throughout downtown London, Ontario, it features rich ethnographic data as well as theoretical insights informed by continental philosophy. The ...

Rethinking Relation-Substance Dualism Submutances and the Body

Rethinking Relation-Substance Dualism: Submutances and the Body

1st Edition

By Aurélie Névot
January 16, 2024

This book analyses anthropological debates on “relationism” (referring to methodological and theoretical issues) and sets out to reconsider these discussions with regards to the notion of “substance” (generally associated with the body). Reflecting on the philosophical origins and implications of ...

Cosmopolitan Moment, Cosmopolitan Method

Cosmopolitan Moment, Cosmopolitan Method

1st Edition

Edited By Nigel Rapport, Huon Wardle
November 17, 2023

In conversation, and in the company of a new generation of scholars working in the field, Nigel Rapport and Huon Wardle re-explore the terrain and meaning of cosmopolitan studies now. This book offers a new survey and theorisation of cosmopolitan research, a burgeoning topic responding to ...

Bioinformation Worlds and Futures

Bioinformation Worlds and Futures

1st Edition

Edited By EJ Gonzalez-Polledo, Silvia Posocco
September 25, 2023

This book sets out to define and consolidate the field of bioinformation studies in its transnational and global dimensions, drawing on debates in science and technology studies, anthropology and sociology. It provides situated analyses of bioinformation journeys across domains and spheres of ...

One World Anthropology and Beyond A Multidisciplinary Engagement with the Work of Tim Ingold

One World Anthropology and Beyond: A Multidisciplinary Engagement with the Work of Tim Ingold

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Porr, Niels Weidtmann
July 31, 2023

This volume offers a multidisciplinary engagement with the work of Tim Ingold. Involved in a critical long-term exploration of the relationships between human beings, organisms, and their environment, Ingold has become one of the most influential, innovative, and prolific writers in anthropology in...

Knots Ethnography of the Moral in Culture and Social Thought

Knots: Ethnography of the Moral in Culture and Social Thought

1st Edition

Edited By David Lipset, Eric K. Silverman
May 31, 2023

Knots are well known as symbols of moral relationships. This book develops an exciting new view of this otherwise taken-for-granted image and considers their metaphoric value in and for moral order. In chapters that focus on Japan, China, Europe, South America and in several Pacific Island ...

Secular Narrations and Transdisciplinary Knowledge

Secular Narrations and Transdisciplinary Knowledge

1st Edition

By Abdelmajid Hannoum
May 31, 2023

This book considers secularism and its narrative expressions. It shows how secularism is articulated and transmitted ubiquitously within state institutions and outside of them. Abdelmajid Hannoum does this by dissecting, in a series of essays, a variety of narrative forms, interrogating modes of ...

Africa and Urban Anthropology Theoretical and Methodological Contributions from Contemporary Fieldwork

Africa and Urban Anthropology: Theoretical and Methodological Contributions from Contemporary Fieldwork

1st Edition

Edited By Deborah Pellow, Suzanne Scheld
March 08, 2023

This volume offers valuable anthropological insight into urban Africa, covering a range of cities across a continent that has become one of the fastest urbanizing geographic areas of the globe. Consideration is given to the structures, social formations, and rhythms that constitute the definition ...

Time and Its Object A Perspective from Amerindian and Melanesian Societies on the Temporality of Images

Time and Its Object: A Perspective from Amerindian and Melanesian Societies on the Temporality of Images

1st Edition

Edited By Paolo Fortis, Susanne Küchler
September 26, 2022

This volume examines the way objects and images relate to and shape notions of temporality and history. Bringing together ethnographic studies from the Lowlands of Central and South America and Melanesia, it explores the temporality inhering in images and artefacts from a comparative perspective. ...

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