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Transcendent Individual : Essays Toward a Literary and Liberal Anthropology - Nigel Rapport

Transcendent Individual

Essays Toward a Literary and Liberal Anthropology

Hardcover Published: 30th October 1997
ISBN: 9780415169660
Number Of Pages: 232

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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
'Going Meta'
Individual Narratives
Movement and Identity
'Surely Everything Has Already Been Said About Malinowski's Diary'
Writing Fieldnotes
Domino Worlds
Hard-Sell or Numbling 'Right' Rudely
Discourse and Creativity
Individual Morality
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ISBN: 9780415169660
ISBN-10: 0415169666
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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