Things as They Are

Things as They Are : New Directions in Phenomenological Anthropology

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In this timely collection of essays, thirteen contemporary ethnographers demonstrate the importance of phenomenological and existential ideas for anthropology. In emphasizing the link between the empirical and the experiential, these ethnographers explore the relationship between phenomenology and other theories of the lifeworld, such as existentialism, radical empiricism, and critical theory. Contents include: Introduction: Phenomenology, Radical Empiricism, and Anthropological Critique, by Michael Jackson; Honor and Shame, by Lila Abu-Lughod Struggling Along, by Robert Desjarlais; The Cosmology of Life Transmission, by Ren Devisch; Reflections on a Cut Finger: Taboo in the Umeda Conception of the Self, by Alfred Gell; Space and Sociality in a Dayak Longhouse, by Christine Helliwell; In Defiance of Destiny: The Management of Time at a Cretan Funeral, by Michael Herzfeld; Suffering and Its Professional Transformation: Toward an Ethnography of Interpersonal Experience, by Arthur Kleinman and Joan Kleinman; Hand Drumming: An Essay in Practical Knowledge, by Shawn Lindsay; On Dying and Suffering in Iqwaye Existence, by Jadran Mimica; If Not the Words: Shared Practical Activity and Friendship in Fieldwork, by Keith Ridler; and, After the Field, by Jim Wafer.show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 18mm | 421.84g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 025321050X
  • 9780253210500
  • 395,475

About Michael Jackson

Michael D. Jackson is Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. His many books include Lifeworlds: Essays in Existential Anthropology; Between One and One Another; Road Markings: An Anthropologist in the Antipodes; and Allegories of the Wilderness: Ethics and Ambiguity in Kuranko Narratives (IUP, 1982).show more

Table of contents

Introduction: Phenomenology, Radical Empiricism, and Anthropological Critique, by Michael Jackson Honor and Shame, by Lila Abu-Lughod Struggling Along, by Robert Desjarlais The Cosmology of Life Transmission, by Ren Devisch Reflections on a Cut Finger: Taboo in the Umeda Conception of the Self, by Alfred Gell Space and Sociality in a Dayak Longhouse, by Christine Helliwell In Defiance of Destiny: The Management of Time at a Cretan Funeral, by Michael Herzfeld Suffering and Its Professional Transformation: Toward an Ethnography of Interpersonal Experience, by Arthur Kleinman and Joan Kleinman Hand Drumming: An Essay in Practical Knowledge, by Shawn Lindsay On Dying and Suffering in Iqwaye Existence, by Jadran Mimica If Not the Words: Shared Practical Activity and Friendship in Fieldwork, by Keith Ridler After the Field, by Jim Wafershow more

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