Transcendent Individual: Essays Toward a Literary and Liberal Anthropology

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Oktober 1997



Transcendent Individual argues for a reappraisal of the place of the individual in anthropolgical theory and ethnographic writing. A wealth of voices illustrate and inform the text, showing ways in which individuals creatively 'write', narrate and animate cultural and social life. This is an anthropology imbued with a liberal morality which is willing to make value judgements over and against culture in favour of individuality.Rapport draws widely on ethnographic and theoretic materials bringing into the debate a range of voices, among them Nietzsche, Wilde, George Steiner, Richard Rorty, John Berger and Anthony Cohen. In doing so he approaches individuality in terms of a range of issues: biological integrity, consciousness, agency, democracy, discourse, globalism, knowledge and play.


Manifesto, I. Writing Individual Knowledge and Personal Relations, II. 'Going Meta', III. Individual Narratives, IV. Movement and Identity, V. 'Surely Everything Has Already Been Said About Malinowski's Diary', VI. Writing Fieldnotes, VII. Domino Worlds, VIII. Hard-Sell or Numbling 'Right' Rudely, IX. Discourse and Creativity, X. Individual Morality
EAN: 9780415169660
ISBN: 0415169666
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1997
Seitenanzahl: 232 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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