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Joao Biehl, Byron Good, and Arthur Kleinman

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520247925

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520247925.001.0001

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Introduction: Rethinking Subjectivity

Introduction: Rethinking Subjectivity

(p.1) Introduction: Rethinking Subjectivity

JoÃo Biehl

Byron Good

Arthur Kleinman

University of California Press

This introductory chapter discusses human experience and subjectivity, and presents a new way of thinking about subjectivity, first giving some examples of remaking subjectivity and then reviewing the anthropology of subjectivity and the status of subjectivity in modern times. Finally, it studies the concept of value systems and provides an overview of the following chapters.

Keywords:   human experience, subjectivity, anthropology, value systems

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