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The Resource Anthropology and the will to meaning : a postcolonial critique, Vassos Argyrou

Anthropology and the will to meaning : a postcolonial critique, Vassos Argyrou

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Anthropology and the will to meaning : a postcolonial critique
Title
Anthropology and the will to meaning
Title remainder
a postcolonial critique
Statement of responsibility
Vassos Argyrou
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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Argyrou, Vassos
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Anthropology, culture, and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Antropologie
  • Culturele antropologie
  • Anthropologie
  • Kritik
Summary expansion
<div>Anthropology, the study of societies and cultures different to our own, is based on the humanist assumption that difference does not mean otherness and inferiority. In this book, Vassos Argyrou puts forward a powerful critique of both modern and postmodern anthropology that reveals the self-centered logic of anthropological humanism, offering the controversial conclusion that the anthropological project is forever doomed to failure. At the heart of the book is the idea that anthropologists are driven to produce knowledge not by a desire for power, as it is often assumed, but a by desire for meaning. Interpretation of Other societies and cultures allows them to construct an image of a symbolically unified, ethically ordered and hence meaningful world. Vassos Argyrou shows this assumption to be untenable because differentiation and distinction are in the nature of human being. He further argues that, paradoxically, by trying to uphold Sameness, anthropologists reproduce, inadvertently but inevitably, its contrary.</div>
Label
Anthropology and the will to meaning : a postcolonial critique, Vassos Argyrou
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-126) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Of Scholars, Gamblers and Thieves 1 -- 2. Has There Ever Been a Crisis in Ethnological Representation? 10 -- The Ethnographer as 'Man' 11 -- The Ethnological Representation Par Excellence 19 -- 3. The Salvation Intent 28 -- The Three Strategies of Redemption 28 -- Christian Ethnology and Victorian Anthropology 34 -- Twentieth-Century Paradigms 43 -- The Ethnological Complicity 56 -- 4. What the Natives Don't Know 60 -- The Sociocultural Unconscious 60 -- Heterodox Consciousness 74 -- The 'Heroisation' of the Thinking Subject 82 -- 5. The Ethnological Will to Meaning 92 -- The Impossible 92 -- Sameness and the Beyond 105 -- The Will to Meaning 112 -- At the End of the Game 117
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ocn654103845
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 129 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780745318608
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
9780745318608
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22573/ctt18fn535
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654103845
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Anthropology and the will to meaning : a postcolonial critique, Vassos Argyrou
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-126) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Of Scholars, Gamblers and Thieves 1 -- 2. Has There Ever Been a Crisis in Ethnological Representation? 10 -- The Ethnographer as 'Man' 11 -- The Ethnological Representation Par Excellence 19 -- 3. The Salvation Intent 28 -- The Three Strategies of Redemption 28 -- Christian Ethnology and Victorian Anthropology 34 -- Twentieth-Century Paradigms 43 -- The Ethnological Complicity 56 -- 4. What the Natives Don't Know 60 -- The Sociocultural Unconscious 60 -- Heterodox Consciousness 74 -- The 'Heroisation' of the Thinking Subject 82 -- 5. The Ethnological Will to Meaning 92 -- The Impossible 92 -- Sameness and the Beyond 105 -- The Will to Meaning 112 -- At the End of the Game 117
Control code
ocn654103845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 129 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780745318608
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780745318608
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18fn535
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654103845
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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