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Conceptualizing Society : European Association of Social Anthropologists - Adam Kuper

Conceptualizing Society

European Association of Social Anthropologists

By: Adam Kuper (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2nd July 1992
ISBN: 9780415061247
Number Of Pages: 164

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The contributors, representing leading European anthropologists today, share the view that ethnography and theoretically informed comparisons constitute a single, plausible enterprise. They reject both the post-modernist criticism of ethnography as epistemologically problematic and the opposing view that no theory could possibly do justice to the insights and complex descriptions of ethnography.
In this, the first of six collections of papers taken from the first conference of the newly-formed European Association of Social Anthropologists, the contributors discuss the various models at the disposal of the modern ethnographer. Their concerns range through structuralism, post-modernism and world systems theory, and the volume as a whole offers a lively account of the state of general theory in social anthropology today.

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Individuals and Networksp. 15
Towards Greater Naturalism in Conceptualizing Societiesp. 17
The Global Ecumene as a Network of Networksp. 34
Parts and Wholesp. 57
Comparison, a Universal for Anthropologyp. 59
Parts and Wholesp. 75
Models of Society, the Individual, and Naturep. 105
Societies of Nature and the Nature of Societyp. 107
What Goes without Sayingp. 127
Name Indexp. 147
Subject Indexp. 150
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ISBN: 9780415061247
ISBN-10: 0415061245
Series: European Association of Social Anthropologists
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 2nd July 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1