Anthropology Through a Double Lens: Public and Personal by Daniel Touro Linger PDF

By Daniel Touro Linger

ISBN-10: 0812238575

ISBN-13: 9780812238570

How do we carry either public and private worlds within the eye of a unified conception of that means? What ethnographic and theoretical chances will we create within the stability? Anthropology via a Double Lens bargains a theoretical framework encompassing either one of those domains—a "double lens." Daniel Touro Linger argues that the literary flip in anthropology, which treats tradition as textual content, has been a improper flip. Cultural research of the interpretive or discursive kind, which makes a speciality of public symbols, has hassle seeing—much much less dealing convincingly with—actual people. whereas emphasizing the significance of social environments, Linger insists on equivalent sensitivity to the experiential immediacies of human lives. He develops a sustained critique of interpretive and discursive tendencies in modern anthropology, that have too strongly emphasised social determinism and public symbols whereas too with no trouble disregarding mental and biographical realities.

Anthropology via a Double Lens demonstrates the ability of an alternate twin point of view via a mix of serious essays and ethnographic reports drawn from the author's box learn in São Luís, a northeastern Brazilian kingdom capital, and Toyota urban, a eastern manufacturing unit city. To span the space among the general public and the private, Linger offers a collection of analytical instruments that come with the guidelines of an enviornment of which means, structures of platforms, bridging concept, singular lives, and reflective attention. The instruments open theoretical and ethnographic horizons for exploring the method of meaning-making, the strength of symbolism and rhetoric, the politics of illustration, and the propagation and formation of identities. Linger makes use of those instruments to target key matters in present theoretical and philosophical debates throughout a number of disciplines, together with anthropology, psychology, heritage, and the opposite human sciences.

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