Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | April 8, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Gabrielle Zevin: The Powells.com Interview



Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Gabrielle Zevin 9781616203214

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$40.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Anthropology- Cultural Anthropology

More copies of this ISBN

Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography

by

Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Anthropology has long had a vexed relationship with literature, and nowhere has this been more acutely felt than in France, where most ethnographers, upon returning from the field, write not one book, but two: a scientific monograph and a literary account. In Far Afield—brought to English-language readers here for the first time—Vincent Debaene puzzles out this phenomenon, tracing the contours of anthropology and literatures mutual fascination and the ground upon which they meet in the works of thinkers from Marcel Mauss and Georges Bataille to Claude Lévi-Strauss and Roland Barthes.

           

The relationship between anthropology and literature in France is one of careful curiosity. Literary writers are wary about anthropologists scientific austerity but intrigued by the objects they collect and the issues they raise, while anthropologists claim to be scientists but at the same time are deeply concerned with writing and representational practices. Debaene elucidates the richness that this curiosity fosters and the diverse range of writings it has produced, from Proustian memoirs to proto-surrealist diaries. In the end he offers a fascinating intellectual history, one that is itself located precisely where science and literature meet.

Synopsis:

“Humanists and social scientists alike will profit from reflection on the efforts of the contributors to reimagine anthropology in terms, not only of methodology, but also of politics, ethics, and historical relevance. Every discipline in the human and social sciences could use such a book.”—Hayden White, author of Metahistory

Synopsis:

This seminal collection of essays critiquing ethnography as literature is augmented with a new foreword by Kim Fortun, exploring the ways in which Writing Culture has changed the face of ethnography over the last 25 years.

About the Author

James Clifford is Professor, History of Consciousness Department, at the University of California, Santa Cruz. George E. Marcus is Chancellor's Professor, Department of Anthropology, at the University of California, Irvine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520266025
Author:
Clifford, James
Publisher:
University of California Press
Foreword by:
Fortun, Mike
Foreword:
Fortun, Mike
Editor:
Marcus, George E.
Author:
Fortun, Kim
Author:
Fortun, Mike
Author:
Fortun, Michael A.
Author:
Debaene, Vincent
Author:
Izzo, Justin
Author:
Marcus, George E.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 b/w photograph
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

Other books you might like

  1. Ethnography Through Thick and Thin Used Trade Paper $16.50
  2. Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. Anthropology as Cultural Critique:... Used Trade Paper $9.95
  4. Tales of the Field on Writing... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  5. Fluid Signs : Being a Person the... New Trade Paper $31.25
  6. Return to Laughter: An...
    Used Trade Paper $3.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Reference and Methodology

Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$40.95 In Stock
Product details 424 pages University of California Press - English 9780520266025 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
“Humanists and social scientists alike will profit from reflection on the efforts of the contributors to reimagine anthropology in terms, not only of methodology, but also of politics, ethics, and historical relevance. Every discipline in the human and social sciences could use such a book.”—Hayden White, author of Metahistory
"Synopsis" by ,
This seminal collection of essays critiquing ethnography as literature is augmented with a new foreword by Kim Fortun, exploring the ways in which Writing Culture has changed the face of ethnography over the last 25 years.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.