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A Critique of Postmodern Anthropology

In Defense of Disciplinary Origins and Traditions (Mellen Studies in Anthropology, V. 10)
  • 487 Pages
  • 3.87 MB
  • English
Edwin Mellen Press
Social & cultural anthropology, Social Science, Archaeology / Anthropology, Sociology, Anthropology - Cultural, Anthropology - General, Ethnology, Interpretation (Philosophy), Methodology, Philosophy, Postmode
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ISBN 100773467815
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A Critique of Postmodern Anthropology: In Defense of Disciplinary Origins and Traditions (Mellen Studies in Anthropology, V. 10)Cited by: 6. Jean-Francois Lyotard ( – ) was the author of a highly influential work on postmodern society called, The Postmodern Condition ().

This book was a critique of the current state of knowledge among modern postindustrial nations such as those found in the United States and much of. This book provides a focused critique of the currently fashionable literary/interpretive approaches in cultural anthropology and their challenge to science, scientific anthropology, and Pages:   A Critique of Postmodern Anthropology by H.

Sidky,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(1). Francis Wheen's book How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World broadly critiques a variety of non-critical paradigms with a significant critique of cultural relativism and the use of postmodern tropes to explain all modern geo-political phenomena.

According to Wheen, postmodern scholars tend to critique unfair power structures in the west including issues of race, class, patriarchy, the effect of radical. How to Think Like an Anthropologist is a clinic in smooth transitions with each section and chapter smoothly moving into the next which pulls the reader in and makes them want to continue reading.

Of course, the excellent writing would be for naught without excellent content and this book delivers in droves. So: postmodernism, by its nature (at least with regard to skepticism) cannot ally itself with Marxism.

But it does, practically. The dominance of postmodern Marxist rhetoric in the academy (which is a matter of fact, as laid out by the Heterodox Academy, among other sources) attests to that. Agency approaches examine how individual agents shape culture.

Postmodern anthropologists gave other anthropologists an opportunity to reconsider their approaches of cultural analysis by ushering in an era of reflexive anthropology. The anthropologist tries to become sensitive to his or her unconscious assumptions.

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cus and Michael Fischer's Anthropology as Cultural Critique, for ex- ample, starts off with a restatement of anthropology's traditional goals: to salvage "distinct cultural forms of life from the processes of global Westernization" and to serve "as a form of cultural critique of ourselves."3 In keeping with postmodernism's emphasis on style.

Postmodernism & Anthropology. and the subsequent collapse of the old anti-advertising critique, the books reveals how advertising came to be embraced as the idiom of the enterprise culture Author: Rei Wolfsohn.

Critique of postmodern anthropology--in defense of disciplinary origins and traditions. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors /. The second book by Gardner and Lewis, Anthropology and Development: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century, is both an update and a rewrite of their publication, Anthropology, Development and the Post-Modern addition to the authors’ situated knowledge, the revisited version benefits from a generous presentation of overarching anthropological literature on Author: Arba Bekteshi.

Book Review: Soul, Self, and Society: A Postmodern Anthropology for Mission in a Postcolonial World. David Greenlee. Missiology 3 Book Review: Soul, Self, and Society: A Postmodern Anthropology for Mission in a Postcolonial World Show all authors.

David Greenlee. David Greenlee. See all articles by this author. Search Google Author: David Greenlee. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.

Find out more about sending content to Dropbox. Postmodernist Anthropology, Subjectivity, and Science: A Modernist CritiqueCited by:   The book covers most of the concepts expected of an introduction to cultural anthropology – e.g., kinship, politics, economics – and several often not covered, such as transnationalism and diaspora.

Accounts of his missionary work in Papua New Guinea make this a valuable introductory book for prospective missionaries. Postmodern Critique: Scientific Progress: Science should be a quest for truth about the universe, ignoring all forces who want to deny truth and defend their superstitions.

Science actually arrives at its "truths" in response to social forces both within and without the scientific community. Introduction. It might seem unusual to review a book that was originally published in But Explaining Postmodernism has enjoyed a recent resurgence of popularity.

Jordan Peterson has praised the book, and Hicks himself has become a well-known commentator on postmodernism, although he has more than his fair share of zealous critics. I’ve been writing and reading a lot on the.

two books-Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Ex- perimental Moment in the Human Sciences, by George E. Marcus and M. Fischer, and Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography, edited by James E. Clifford and George E. Marcus.

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These books were pub- lished in close succession in I, and their authors. Central to the postmodern project in anthropology is its critique of science and the scientific method, a critique which it shares with (because it was borrowed from) postmodernist thought more generally.

Postmodern theory (PM) in anthropology originated in the s along with the literary postmodern movement in general. Anthropologists working in this vein of inquiry seek to dissect, interpret and write cultural critiques. One issue discussed by PM anthropologists is about subjectivity. Others seem to agree that we have entered a postmodern age and that cultural critique is an appropriate response to it.

Cultural critique has not been absent from the other main national traditions of anthropology.

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Indeed, in France the public’s reception of intellectuals has always been readier than was ever the case among the Anglo-Saxons. The result is a provocative work that is important for scholars interested in a critical approach to social science, art, literature, and history, as well as anthropology.

This second edition considers new challenges to the field which have arisen since the book's original publication/5. The "critique of anthropology" is a product of the momentous and tormented events of the s when students and some of their elders cried, "Trust no one over thirty!" The Marxist, postmodern, and postcolonial waves that followed took aim at anthropology and the result has been a serious loss of confidence; both the reputation and the practice.

New departures in anthropology and the social sciences seeking to address these and other Description: Globalization and urbanization are twin forces that are powerfully shaping economics, politics, and religion in the world today/5.

Running through the book is a distinction between two broad categories of postmodernists. The “skeptical post-modernists” argue that the post-modern age is one of fragmentation, disintegration, malaise, meaninglessness, a vagueness or even absence of moral parameters and societal chaos.

Judaism as morally superior.

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This essay examines how anthropology has been developing a postmodern social science and how anthropo logical methods and thought have been useful in examining Jewish gender systems and Jewish feminist theory. Jewish Political Studies Review (Spring ) Feminist, Post-Modern; marxist.

Anthropology as Cultural Critique. book resulting from Said's work Questions asked —What is the political relationship between an anthropologist and the group being studied.

—What is the relationship between power and knowledge. CMNS Presentation Postmodern ethnography (The postmodern turn in anthropology) Ayaka Yoshimizu Octo Ethnography a research process in which the anthropologist closely observes, records, and engages in the daily life of another culture—an experience labeled as the fieldwork method—and then writes accounts of this culture, emphasizing descriptive detail (Marcus.

The Annual Review of Anthropology, in publication sincecovers significant developments in the subfields of anthropology, including archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistics and communicative practices, regional studies and international anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology.Postmodernism Critique - Answering the Postmodern Challenge In this postmodernism critique, it is important to understand that postmodernism’s impact on Western culture is hotly debated, and various thinkers and writers—including those coming from a Christian .Melford Spiro ("Postmodernist Anthropology, Subjectivity, and Science: A Modernist Critique") looks good so that would be my next source.

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