The Resource Humankinds : the renaissance and its anthropologies, edited by Andreas Höfele, Stephan Laqué

Humankinds : the renaissance and its anthropologies, edited by Andreas Höfele, Stephan Laqué

Label
Humankinds : the renaissance and its anthropologies
Title
Humankinds
Title remainder
the renaissance and its anthropologies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Andreas Höfele, Stephan Laqué
Title variation
Renaissance and its anthropologies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Anthropology is a notoriously polysemous term. Within a continental European academic context, it is usually employed in the sense of philosophical anthropology, and mainly concerned with exploring concepts of a universal human nature. By contrast, Anglo-American scholarship almost exclusively associates anthropology with the investigation of cultural and ethnic differences (cultural anthropology). How these two main traditions (and their 'derivations' such as literary anthropology, historical anthropology, ethnology, ethnography, intercultural studies) relate to each other is a matter of debate. Both, however, have their roots in the path-breaking changes that occurred within sixteenth and early seventeenth-century culture and scientific discourse. It was in fact during this period that the term anthropology first acquired the meanings on which its current usage is based. The Renaissance did not 'invent' the human. But the period that gave rise to 'humanism' witnessed an unprecedented diversification of the concept that was at its very core. The question of what defines the human became increasingly contested as new developments like the emergence of the natural sciences, religious pluralisation, as well as colonial expansion, were undermining old certainties. The proliferation of doctrines of the human in the early modern age bears out the assumption that anthropology is a discipline of crisis, seeking to establish sets of common values and discursive norms in situations when authority finds itself under pressure"--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
SINUS
Dewey number
820.9353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR418.H8
LC item number
H86 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pluralisierung & Autorität,
Series volume
Bd. 25
Label
Humankinds : the renaissance and its anthropologies, edited by Andreas Höfele, Stephan Laqué
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Golding's Metamorphoses, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and puritan anthropology
  • Enno Ruge
  • Negotiating the foreign:
  • When golden times convents : Shakespeare's eastern promise
  • Richard Wilson.
  • "Cony caught by walking ort" : indigenous exoticism in the literature of roguery
  • Bettina Boecker.
  • Renaissance anthropologies of security : shipwreck, Barbary fear and the meaning of 'insurance'
  • Cornel Zwierlein
  • Human and non-human:
  • Literary sites of the human:
  • Shakespeare's public animals
  • Paul Yachnin.
  • "Fellow-brethren and compeers" : Montaigne's rapprochement between man and animal
  • Markus Wild.
  • Animal art /human art : imagined borderlines in the renaissance
  • Ulrich Pfisterer
  • Thinking the human:
  • "Now they're substances and men" : The Masque of Lethe and the recovery of humankind
  • Tobias Döring.
  • Shakespeare ever after : posthumanism and Shakespeare
  • liminal anthropology in Shakespeare's plays
  • Stefan Herbrechter
  • Aleida Assmann.
  • The space of the human and the place of the poet : excursions into English topographical poetry
  • Serena Olejniczak Lobsien
  • Religious beings:
  • Among the fairies : religion and the anthropology of ritual in Shakespeare
  • Brian Cummings.
Control code
ocn739278736
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 281 pages
Isbn
9783110258301
Lccn
2011410571
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26676412
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)739278736
  • pebcs3110258307

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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