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Fluid Signs is the product of anthropological fieldwork carried out among Tamil-speaking villagers in a Hindu village in Southern India. Combining a richness of ethnographic detail with a challenging and innovative theoretical analysis, Daniel argues that symbolic anthropologists have yet to appreciate the multifaceted function of the sign and its role in the creation of culture. This provocative study underscores the need for Western intellectual traditions in general and anthropology in particular to deepen its discourse with South Asian cultural and religious thought.

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"Daniel is brilliant, and this work is the product of all his powers of imagination and expression. He is also a flawless scholar: bilingual, so that his translations are accurate; gifted, so that they are charming; well-read, so that his discussions are set in the full context of previous scholarship; and very, very funny, so that his depictions of the quandaries of his informants, as well as himself, are a joy to read."—Wendy O'Flaherty

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-312) and index.

About the Author

E. Valentine Daniel is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan and coeditor of Culture/Contexture (California, 1995).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520061675
Author:
Daniel, E. Valentine
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Semiotics
Subject:
Tamil
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 28.
Publication Date:
19870931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
215
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 in 14 oz

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"Daniel is brilliant, and this work is the product of all his powers of imagination and expression. He is also a flawless scholar: bilingual, so that his translations are accurate; gifted, so that they are charming; well-read, so that his discussions are set in the full context of previous scholarship; and very, very funny, so that his depictions of the quandaries of his informants, as well as himself, are a joy to read."—Wendy O'Flaherty
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