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Being HumanEthics, Environment, and Our Place in the World

Being Human: Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World

Anna Peterson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226548
eISBN:
9780520926059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226548.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book examines the complex connections among conceptions of human nature, attitudes toward non-human nature, and ethics. The book proposes an “ethical anthropology” that examines how ideas of ... More

Being ThereThe Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth

Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth

John Borneman and Abdellah Hammoudi (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257757
eISBN:
9780520943438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257757.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Challenges to ethnographic authority and to the ethics of representation have led many contemporary anthropologists to abandon fieldwork in favor of strategies of theoretical puppeteering, textual ... More

Fieldwork Under FireContemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius Robben (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089938
eISBN:
9780520915718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089938.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book contains chapters written by anthropologists who have experienced the unpredictability and trauma of political violence firsthand. The chapters combine theoretical, ethnographic, and ... More

How Forests ThinkToward an Anthropology Beyond the Human

How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human

Eduardo Kohn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276109
eISBN:
9780520956865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276109.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Can forests think? Do dogs dream? This book challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human—and thus distinct from all ... More

Inventing Human ScienceEighteenth-Century Domains

Inventing Human Science: Eighteenth-Century Domains

Christopher Fox, Roy Porter, and Robert Wokler (eds)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520200104
eISBN:
9780520916227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200104.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The human sciences—including psychology, anthropology, and social theory—are widely held to have been born during the eighteenth century. This study of the Enlightenment sciences of humans explores ... More

The New Cultural History

The New Cultural History

Lynn Hunt (ed.)

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Across the humanities and the social sciences, disciplinary boundaries have come into question as scholars have acknowledged their common preoccupations with cultural phenomena ranging from rituals ... More

The Other ShoreEssays on Writers and Writing

The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book addresses the interplay between modes of writing, modes of understanding, and modes of being in the world. Drawing on literary, anthropological and autobiographical sources, the book ... More

Pathways of PowerBuilding an Anthropology of the Modern World

Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Eric Wolf

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This collection is a legacy of some of the author's most original work, with a foreword by Aram Yengoyan. Of the chapters, six have never been published and two have not appeared in English until ... More

SubjectivityEthnographic Investigations

Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Joao Biehl, Byron Good, and Arthur Kleinman (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247925
eISBN:
9780520939639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247925.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book is an extended intellectual conversation about the ways personal lives are being undone and remade today. Examining the ethnography of the modern subject, this group of scholars probes the ... More

Tales of the Ex-ApesHow We Think about Human Evolution

Tales of the Ex-Apes: How We Think about Human Evolution

Jonathan Marks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285811
eISBN:
9780520961197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285811.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book is about the irreducibility of human evolution to purely biological properties and processes, for human evolution has incorporated the emergence of social relations and cultural histories ... More

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