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Shifting Contexts

1st Edition

Edited by Marilyn Strathern


208 pages

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Paperback: 9780415107952
pub: 1995-08-24
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To suppose anthropological analysis can shift between global and local perspectives may well imply that the two co-exist as broader and narrower horizons or contexts of knowledge. The proof for this can be found in ethnographic accounts where contrasts are repeatedly drawn between the encompassing realm and everyday life or in value systems which sumultaneously trivialise and aggrandise or in shifts between what pertains to the general or to the particular.

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ASA Decennial Conference Series: The Uses of Knowledge

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