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Recapturing Anthropology: Working in the Present (Arroyo Hondo Archaeological Series) Hardcover – November 1, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-0933452770 ISBN-10: 0933452772

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  • Series: Arroyo Hondo Archaeological Series
  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: SAR Press (November 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0933452772
  • ISBN-13: 978-0933452770
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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[Recapturing Anthropology is] a first class ticket to new times in anthropology. --Roger Slack, Sociology Vol. 27, no. 4 (November 1993)

Product of a 1989 seminar of leading ethnologists, these nine essays explore the revitalization of contemporary anthropology in response to postmodern criticism . . . [T]his will interest those concerned with new directions in the social sciences. For faculty and students in departments of anthropology, for larger public libraries, and essential for university libraries associated with both undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences. --R.B. Clay, Choice (September 1992)

The studies in this volume offer new and original work that will help develop research agendas in this important, emergent field. --Jacqueline Urla, University of Massachusetts

Product of a 1989 seminar of leading ethnologists, these nine essays explore the revitalization of contemporary anthropology in response to postmodern criticism… [T]his will interest those concerned with new directions in the social sciences. For faculty and students in departments of anthropology, for larger public libraries, and essential for university libraries associated with both undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences. --R.B. Clay, Choice (September 1992)

The studies in this volume offer new and original work that will help develop research agendas in this important, emergent field. --Jacqueline Urla, University of Massachusetts

Product of a 1989 seminar of leading ethnologists, these nine essays explore the revitalization of contemporary anthropology in response to postmodern criticism… [T]his will interest those concerned with new directions in the social sciences. For faculty and students in departments of anthropology, for larger public libraries, and essential for university libraries associated with both undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences. --R.B. Clay, Choice (September 1992)

The studies in this volume offer new and original work that will help develop research agendas in this important, emergent field. --Jacqueline Urla, University of Massachusetts --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Etienne ROLLAND-PIEGUE on June 20, 2014
Format: Paperback
This book is based on a week-long seminar held in 1989 that was a direct response to the publication of the volume Writing Culture: The Politics and Poetics of Ethnography, edited by James Clifford and George Marcus. Many contributors refer directly to it. Alternatively, they refer to anthropology as a discipline in disarray, faced by the challenge of postmodernism and placing emphasis on the key concepts of reflexivity and historicity. Writing Culture marked a reflexive turn that they broadly support. But it also was characterized by a focus on textuality and calls for experimental forms of ethnography which they find excessive and leading to a dead-end. By advocating new forms of writing described as "reflexive", "polyphonic", or "dialogic", and by de-emphasizing traditional forms of fieldwork, anthropologists painted themselves into a corner. Anthropology lost its object (the distant Other), its methodology (tainted by colonialism), its theoretical high ground (now occupied by literary criticism and cultural studies) and its coherence as a discipline (with the proliferation of subfields). The authors of this volume want to recapture anthropology by claiming new terrains, new approaches, a renewed emphasis on theory, and a critical assessment of the history of the discipline.

By reflexivity, the authors mean that anthropology needs to turn the apparatus elaborated in the observation of non-Western societies on itself and, more specifically, on the history from which it sprang. Several contributors revisit important moments in the formation of the discipline: Weber's cultural critique, Malinowski's diaries, the debates among the Boasians (was anthropology akin to history or to science?), Geertz's interpretive turn, the legacy of ethnomethodology, the rise of feminism.
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