The Resource An anthropology for contemporaneous worlds, Marc Augé ; translated by Amy Jacobs

An anthropology for contemporaneous worlds, Marc Augé ; translated by Amy Jacobs

Label
An anthropology for contemporaneous worlds
Title
An anthropology for contemporaneous worlds
Statement of responsibility
Marc Augé ; translated by Amy Jacobs
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • Under what conditions is anthropology possible today, when a crisis of social meaning - a crisis that makes it more difficult to conceive and manage our relation to the other - makes the need for anthropology appear more clearly than ever before? This book sets forth at least the beginning of an answer to this question
  • Positioned in opposition not only to political theories of universalization and homogenization more or less tied to the theme of "the end of history," but also to "postmodernist" versions of anthropological theories of multiplicity and relativism, the author argues that social anthropology, through its self-critical tradition, is fully capable of adapting to the accelerated change that is continuously recomposing relations between universalism and particularism. It is for social anthropology to select, analyze, and understand the new modes of sociality and the new spaces in which (not without calamities and contradictions) these utterly new recompositions, a major aspect of our contemporary world, manifest themselves
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 301/.01
  • 301/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
GN33
LC item number
.A8313 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Mestizo spaces
Label
An anthropology for contemporaneous worlds, Marc Augé ; translated by Amy Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [127]-144)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
1. Anthropology's Historical Space, History's Anthropological Time -- 2. "Consensus" and "Postmodernity" Put to the Test of Contemporaneity -- 3. Toward Contemporaneity -- 4. Two Types of Ritual and Their Corresponding Myths: Politics as Ritual -- 5. New Worlds
Control code
000014101178
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 144 p.
Isbn
9780804734752
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98030986
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b18735472
System control number
  • 14101178ls
  • (OCoLC)39724131

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