This is the first book to explore the relationship between Martin Heidegger's work and modern anthropology. Heidegger attracts much scholarly interest among social scientists, but few have explored his ideas in relation to current anthropological debates. The discipline's modernist foundations, the nature of cultural constructionism and of art ñ even what an anthropology of art must include ñ are all informed and illuminated by Heidegger's work. The author argues that many contemporary anthropologists, in their concern to return subjectivity and 'voice' to their interlocutors, neglect to recognize that language and other representational practices conceal the world and human subjectivity as much as reveal it. The author also suggests that Heidegger's critique of western technology provides the basis for a return to anthropology's sociological foundations. Emerging from over ten years of original research, and drawing on a rich knowledge of Australian and Melanesian ethnography, this book reassesses the underlying framework of modern and, particularly, visual anthropology. Innovative and provocative, it will be of interest to all anthropologists, philosophers and students of art and culture.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$3.36 used (92% off) $33.40 new (12% off) $37.95 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||B3279.H49.W424 2001|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Temporalization and Ethical Action.Jarrett Zigon - 2014 - Journal of Religious Ethics 42 (3):442-459.
Attunement and Fidelity: Two Ontological Conditions for Morally Being-in-the-World.Jarrett Zigon - 2014 - Ethos 42 (1):16-30.
Similar books and articles
Clinical Anthropology: An Application of Anthropological Concepts Within Clinical Settings.John A. Rush - 1996 - Praeger.
On Going Beyond Kinship, Sex and the Tribe: Interviews on Contemporary Anthropology, its Philosophical Stands and its Applicability in the U.S.A.Rik Pinxten (ed.) - 1979 - E. Story-Scientia.
Celebrating Transgression: Method and Politics in Anthropological Studies of Culture: A Book in Honour of Klaus Peter Köpping.Ursula Rao, John Hutnyk & Klaus-Peter Köpping (eds.) - 2005 - Berghahn Books.
Anthropology as Science and the Anthropology of Science and of Anthropology or Understanding and Explanation in the Social Sciences, Part II.I. C. Jarvie - 1984 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:745 - 763.
Anthropology Through the Looking-Glass: Critical Ethnography in the Margins of Europe.Michael Herzfeld - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
Ethnographica Moralia: Experiments in Interpretive Anthropology.Neni Panourgiá & George E. Marcus (eds.) - 2008 - Fordham University Press.
Ethnographica Moralia: Experiments in Interpretive Anthropology.E. Neni K. Panourgia & George E. Marcus (eds.) - 2008 - Fordham University Press.
A Passage to Anthropology: Between Experience and Theory.Kirsten Hastrup - 1995 - Routledge.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads21 ( #234,426 of 2,158,126 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #136,617 of 2,158,126 )
How can I increase my downloads?