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Nuer Dilemmas

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Publisher Comments:

Through the pioneering efforts of the famed British anthropologist E. E. Evans-Pritchard, the Nuer of southern Sudan have become one of anthropology's most celebrated case studies. Now Sharon Hutchinson combines fresh ethnographic evidence and contemporary theoretical perspectives to show not only what has happened to the Nuer since their 1930s encounters with Evans-Pritchard, but, more importantly, what is to be gained from a thoroughly historicized treatment of ethnographic materials. Hutchinson's work provides a vision for what anthropology has become in the 1990s.

Concentrating on Nuer perceptions, experiences, and evaluations of change, Hutchinson traces the historical conditions that have led contemporary men and women to reconsider fundamental aspects of their lives. She raises a number of important issues that Evans-Pritchard did not: How can we move beyond static structural models based on notions of cultural "boundedness," "homogeneity," and "order"? How have Nuer people been actively reshaping and reassessing local forms of power in light of dramatic economic shifts, religious proselytizing, civil war, and colonial and postcolonial rule?

Hutchinson has produced a rich ethnographic document that offers a new rhetorical strategy for writing ethnographies that is processual, dialogical, and reflexive all at once.

Book News Annotation:

The first of two volumes attempting to describe all existing Chaucer manuscripts, taking account of recent textual and linguistic scholarship. For nine early works and extracts from the Canterbury Tales first discusses what is known or surmised about the date and circumstances of composition an early readership. The known manuscripts of each are then described physically along with their contents, decoration, probable date and location, and known history of ownership. Indexed by manuscript and owner. The second volume focuses on the Canterbury Tales. Distributed in the US by Ashgate.
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Synopsis:

"Not just a brilliant restudy of one of anthropology's most famous 'peoples' but an exemplary historical ethnography that will be a landmark in the discipline. . . . With extraordinary sensitivity Hutchinson reveals how the Nuer have confronted the most profound moral, social, and political dilemmas of their—and our—changing world."—Lila Abu-Lughod, author of Writing Women's Worlds

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-381) and index.

About the Author

Sharon E. Hutchinson is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520202849
Author:
Hutchinson, Sharon E.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Hutchinson, Sharon E.
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Middle East - Egypt
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Ethnic relations
Subject:
State, the
Subject:
Sudan
Subject:
Nuer (African people)
Subject:
Sudan Politics and government.
Subject:
Nuer (African people) -- Politics and government.
Subject:
Nuer
Subject:
Sudan Ethnic relations.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
168
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
420
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 21 oz

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Sub Saharan Africa
History and Social Science » World History » Africa
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography

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"Not just a brilliant restudy of one of anthropology's most famous 'peoples' but an exemplary historical ethnography that will be a landmark in the discipline. . . . With extraordinary sensitivity Hutchinson reveals how the Nuer have confronted the most profound moral, social, and political dilemmas of their—and our—changing world."—Lila Abu-Lughod, author of Writing Women's Worlds
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