Transcendent Individual argues for a reappraisal of the place of the individual in anthropolgical theory and ethnographic writing. A wealth of voices illustrate and inform the text, showing ways in which individuals creatively 'write', narrate and animate cultural and social life. This is an anthropology imbued with a liberal morality which is willing to make value judgements over and against culture in favour of individuality.
Rapport draws widely on ethnographic and theoretic materials bringing into the debate a range of voices, among them Nietzsche, Wilde, George Steiner, Richard Rorty, John Berger and Anthony Cohen. In doing so he approaches individuality in terms of a range of issues: biological integrity, consciousness, agency, democracy, discourse, globalism, knowledge and play.
|Writing Individual Knowledge and Personal Relations|
|Movement and Identity|
|'Surely Everything Has Already Been Said About Malinowski's Diary'|
|Hard-Sell or Numbling 'Right' Rudely|
|Discourse and Creativity|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 30th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.53 x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1