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  1. Casper Bruun Jensen, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, G. E. R. Lloyd, Martin Holbraad, Andreas Roepstorff, Isabelle Stengers, Helen Verran, Steven D. Brown, Brit Ross Winthereik, Marilyn Strathern, Bruce Kapferer, Annemarie Mol, Morten Axel Pedersen, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Matei Candea, Debbora Battaglia & Roy Wagner (2011). Introduction: Contexts for a Comparative Relativism. Common Knowledge 17 (1):1-12.
    This introduction to the Common Knowledge symposium titled “Comparative Relativism” outlines a variety of intellectual contexts where placing the unlikely companion terms comparison and relativism in conjunction offers analytical purchase. If comparison, in the most general sense, involves the investigation of discrete contexts in order to elucidate their similarities and differences, then relativism, as a tendency, stance, or working method, usually involves the assumption that contexts exhibit, or may exhibit, radically different, incomparable, or incommensurable traits. Comparative studies are required to (...)
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  2. Bruce Kapferer (2011). Strathern's New Comparative Anthropology Thoughts From Hagen and Zambia. Common Knowledge 17 (1):104-110.
    This piece addresses Marilyn Strathern's article, “Binary License,” and the important contribution she makes to the development of an anthropology that is truly comparative and that aims to escape some important disadvantages of an earlier relativism. This comment places her in the context of the related effort of Louis Dumont, which involved a sustained critique of Eurocentricism, in which he saw anthropological comparativism as hitherto being bound. A question is raised concerning the extent to which Strathern has escaped the kind (...)
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  3. Bruce Kapferer (2010). Louis Dumont and a Holist Anthropology. In Ton Otto & Nils Bubandt (eds.), Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology. Wiley-Blackwell. 187--208.
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  4. Angela Hobart & Bruce Kapferer (eds.) (2004). Aesthetics in Performance: Formations of Symbolic Construction and Experience. Berghahn Books.
    Introduction The Aesthetics of Symbolic Construction and Experience Bruce Kapferer and Angela Hobart The essays in this volume address aesthetic forms and ...
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  5. Bruce Kapferer (2000). The Sorcery of Consciousness: A Sinhala Buddhist Ritual Discourse on the Dynamics of Consciousness. Communication and Cognition. Monographies 33 (1-2):97-120.
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  6. Don Handelman & Bruce Kapferer (1980). Symbolic Types, Mediation and the Transformation of Ritual Context: Sinhalese Demons and Tewa Clowns. Semiotica 30 (1-2).
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