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    DescriptionMichael Jackson's "Lifeworlds" is a masterful collection of essays, the culmination of a career aimed at understanding the relationship between anthropology and philosophy. Seeking the truths that are found in the interstices between examiner and examined, world and word, and body and mind, and taking inspiration from James, Dewey, Arendt, Husserl, Sartre, Camus, and, especially, Merleau-Ponty, Jackson creates in these chapters a distinctive anthropological pursuit of existential inquiry. More important, he buttresses this philosophical approach with committed empirical research. Traveling from the Kuranko in Sierra Leone to the Maori in New Zealand to the Warlpiri in Australia, Jackson argues that anthropological subjects continually negotiate - imaginatively, practically, and politically - their relations with the forces surrounding them and the resources they find in themselves or in solidarity with significant others. At the same time that they mirror facets of the larger world, they also help shape it. Stitching the themes, people, and locales of these essays into a sustained argument for a philosophical anthropology that focuses on the places between, Jackson offers a pragmatic understanding of how people act to make their lives more viable, to grasp the elusive, to counteract external powers, and to turn abstract possibilities into embodied truths.


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    Title
    Lifeworlds
    Subtitle
    Essays in Existential Anthropology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Jackson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226923659
    ISBN 10: 0226923657
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
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    Libri: I-AH
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC041000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 301.01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010, PHI034000
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    DC23: 306
    LC classification: GN33 .J33 2013
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 3.6.15.0.0.0.0
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    04 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Michael Jackson is the Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at the Harvard Divinity School.
    Review quote
    "Lifeworlds is an extraordinary book, remarkable for its depth, scholarship, and lightness of touch. It puts the whole question of anthropology's relation to philosophy in a new light. Michael Jackson is not only a great ethnologist, he is also a major theoretician of anthropological knowledge. Not many people could have taken up such profound issues while wearing their scholarship so lightly." (Veena Das, Johns Hopkins University)"