Irony in Action: Anthropology, Practice, and the Moral Imagination

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Juni 2001



Irony, no longer simply a figure of speech, is increasingly viewed as an integral and pervasive force that shapes our understanding as well as our behavior. This idea of irony as one of the major modes of human experience is at the center of this provocative book. The result of a meeting where anthropologists were invited to explore the politics of irony and the moral responsibilities that accompany its recognition, this book looks at both the positive and negative aspects of irony and lends an anthropological perspective to this contemporary phenomenon, both within anthropology and without.


James W. Fernandez is a professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author and editor of numerous works including "Persuasions and Performances: The Play of Tropes in Culture" and "Beyond Metaphor: The Theory of Tropes in Anthropology." Mary Taylor Huber is a senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is the author of "The Bishop's Progress: A Historical Ethnography of the Catholic Missionary Experience on the Sepik Frontier" and co-editor of "Gendered Missions: Women and Men in Missionary Discourse and Practice."
EAN: 9780226244235
ISBN: 0226244237
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2001
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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