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Between One and One Another

Michael Jackson

Abstract

The author extends his path-breaking work in existential anthropology by focusing on the interplay between two modes of human existence: that of participating in other peoples' lives and that of turning inward to one's self. Grounding his discussion in the subtle shifts between being acted upon and taking action, he shows how the historical complexities and particularities found in human interactions reveal the dilemmas, conflicts, cares, and concerns that shape all of our lives. Through portraits of individuals encountered in the course of his travels, including friends and family, and anthro ... More

Keywords: existential anthropology, human existence, being acted upon, taking action, human interactions, thought, human life, Sierra Leone, Australia, anthropological fieldwork

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520272330
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520272330.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Jackson, author