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Beyond boundaries : understanding, - Gisli (ed) Palsson

Beyond boundaries


Hardcover Published: 1st May 1994
ISBN: 9780854968138
Number Of Pages: 274

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Anthropology, it is often argued, is an art of translation. Recently, however, social theorists have raised serious doubts about the translator's enterprise. Over the last few years the human social and ecological habitat has seen spectacular developments. Modern humans inhabit a 'global village' in a very genuine sense. What lessons may be learned from these developments for anthropology? In Beyond Boundaries, ten anthropologists from different countries address the problem of social understanding and cultural translation from different theoretical as well as ethnographic perspectives. Quite appropriately, given the general theme of the volume, the contributors represent several different academic traditions and communities - Britain, Finland, France, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Norway, the former Soviet Union, and Sweden.

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List of Plates and Figures
Introduction: beyond boundariesp. 1
Mediations in the global ecumenep. 41
Doves, hawks and anthropology: the Israeli debate on Middle Eastern settlement proposalsp. 58
Foreign myths and sagas in Japan: the academics and the cartoonistsp. 75
The anthropologist as shaman: interpreting recent political events in Armeniap. 100
Household words: attention, agency, and the ethnography of fishingp. 117
Acting cool and being safe: the definition of skill in a Swedish railway yardp. 140
Interpreting and explaining cultural representationsp. 162
Beyond the words: the power of resonancep. 184
The art of translation in a continuous worldp. 210
Referencesp. 231
Indexp. 249
Notes on the Contributorsp. 259
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ISBN: 9780854968138
ISBN-10: 085496813X
Series: Explorations in Anthropology
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 1st May 1994
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1