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The Resource Extraordinary anthropology : transformations in the field, edited by Jean-Guy A. Goulet and Bruce Granville Miller ; with a preface by Johannes Fabian

Extraordinary anthropology : transformations in the field, edited by Jean-Guy A. Goulet and Bruce Granville Miller ; with a preface by Johannes Fabian

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Extraordinary anthropology : transformations in the field
Title
Extraordinary anthropology
Title remainder
transformations in the field
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jean-Guy A. Goulet and Bruce Granville Miller ; with a preface by Johannes Fabian
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Language
eng
Summary
What happens when anthropologists lose themselves during fieldwork while attempting to understand divergent cultures? When they stray from rigorous agendas and are forced to confront radically unexpected or unexplained experiences? In "Extraordinary Anthropology" leading ethnographers from across the globe discuss the importance of the deeply personal and emotionally volatile "ecstatic" side of fieldwork. Anthropologists who have worked in communities in Central America, North America, Australia, Africa, and Asia share their intimate experiences of tranformations in the field through details of significant dreams, haunting visions, and their own conflicting emotional tensions. Their experiences demonstrate the necessary fluidity of research agendas, the value of going beyond an accepted (and safe) cultural and academic vantage point, and the inevitability of wrestling with tension and unhappiness when faced with irreconcilable cultural and psychological dichotomies. The contributors explore ways in which conventional research methods can be adapted to creatively engage the intellectual, ethical, and practical dimensions of these dislocations and capitalize on them. Unsettling and revealing, "Extraordinary Anthropology" will spark debate and reflection among anthropologists for years to come
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non fiction
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Extraordinary anthropology : transformations in the field, edited by Jean-Guy A. Goulet and Bruce Granville Miller ; with a preface by Johannes Fabian
Label
Extraordinary anthropology : transformations in the field, edited by Jean-Guy A. Goulet and Bruce Granville Miller ; with a preface by Johannes Fabian
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1djmc3c
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-446) and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Preface; Acknowledgments; Map of communities discussed; Introduction: Embodied Knowledge; Part One: Beyond Our Known Worlds; 1. On Puzzling Wavelengths; 2. On Presence; 3. Reveal or Conceal?; Part Two: Entanglements and Faithfulness to Experience; 4. Recursive Epistemologies and an Ethics of Attention; 5. Ethnographic Rendez-vous; 6. When the Extraordinary Hits Home; 7. Prophecy, Sorcery, and Reincarnation; Part Three: Epistemological and Ethical Thresholds; 8. The Politics of Ecstatic Research; 9. Moving Beyond Culturally Bound Ethical Guidelines
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9780803206984
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Electronic reproduction.
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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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