The Resource Counterworks : managing the diversity of knowledge, edited by Richard Fardon

Counterworks : managing the diversity of knowledge, edited by Richard Fardon

Label
Counterworks : managing the diversity of knowledge
Title
Counterworks
Title remainder
managing the diversity of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard Fardon
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Globalization is often described as the spread of western culture to other parts of the world. How accurate is the conventional depiction of 'cultural flow'? In Counterworks, ten leading anthropologists examine the ways in which global processes have affected particular localities where they have carried out research. They challenge the validity of anthropological concepts of culture in the light of the pervasive connections which exist between local and global factors everywhere." "These essays contend that culture is itself a representation of the similarities and differences recognized between forms of social life. Focusing on specific local situations, including Bali, Cuba, Bolivia, Greece, Kenya and New Zealand, the contributors argue that the apparent opposition between strong westernizing, global forces and weak local resistances is ideologically loaded. Through detailed case studies, the contributors demonstrate that the anthropological concept of culture needs rethinking in a world where a marked sense of culture has become a widespread property of people's social knowledge." "Counterworks is an important contribution to current debates on cultural globalization in the social sciences, and will therefore be of great interest to students of sociology, cultural studies and social geography as well as to anthropologists."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
GN33
LC item number
.C695 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1993 :
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fardon, Richard
  • Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth
Series statement
The uses of knowledge
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropology
  • Culture
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Civilization, Western
  • Multiculturalism
  • Postmodernism
  • Anthropologie
  • Culture
  • Connaissance, Théorie de la
  • Civilisation occidentale
  • Multiculturalisme
  • Postmodernisme
  • Anthropology
  • Civilization, Western
  • Culture
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Multiculturalism
  • Postmodernism
  • Kennis
  • Internationalisatie
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Culture
  • Civilisation occidentale
  • Connaissance, Théorie de la
  • Anthropologie
  • Sociologie de la connaissance
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • Aufsatzsammlung
Label
Counterworks : managing the diversity of knowledge, edited by Richard Fardon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book is one of five to have been produced from the Fourth Decennial Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth held at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, in July 1993"--Page [viii]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: counterworks / Richard Fardon -- 2. Self and other in contemporary anthropology / Anne Salmond -- 3. As I lay laughing: encountering global knowledge in Bali / Mark Hobart -- 4. Against syncretism: 'Africanizing' and 'Cubanizing' discourses in North American orisa worship / Stephan Palmie -- 5. Knowing the past: plural identities and the antinomies of loss in Highland Bolivia / Olivia Harris -- 6. It takes one to know one: collective resentment and mutual recognition among Greeks in local and global contexts / Michael Herzfeld -- 7. Latticed knowledge: eradication and dispersal of the unpalatable in Islam, medicine and anthropological theory / David Parkin -- 8. Whose knowledge and whose power? A new perspective on cultural diffusion / Signe Howell -- 9. From cosmology to environmentalism: shamanism as local knowledge in a global setting / Piers Vitebsky -- 10. The production of locality / Arjun Appadurai
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 233 pages
Isbn
9780203450994
Lccn
94048385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31815029
  • (OCoLC)ocm31815029
Label
Counterworks : managing the diversity of knowledge, edited by Richard Fardon
Publication
Note
"This book is one of five to have been produced from the Fourth Decennial Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth held at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, in July 1993"--Page [viii]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: counterworks / Richard Fardon -- 2. Self and other in contemporary anthropology / Anne Salmond -- 3. As I lay laughing: encountering global knowledge in Bali / Mark Hobart -- 4. Against syncretism: 'Africanizing' and 'Cubanizing' discourses in North American orisa worship / Stephan Palmie -- 5. Knowing the past: plural identities and the antinomies of loss in Highland Bolivia / Olivia Harris -- 6. It takes one to know one: collective resentment and mutual recognition among Greeks in local and global contexts / Michael Herzfeld -- 7. Latticed knowledge: eradication and dispersal of the unpalatable in Islam, medicine and anthropological theory / David Parkin -- 8. Whose knowledge and whose power? A new perspective on cultural diffusion / Signe Howell -- 9. From cosmology to environmentalism: shamanism as local knowledge in a global setting / Piers Vitebsky -- 10. The production of locality / Arjun Appadurai
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 233 pages
Isbn
9780203450994
Lccn
94048385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31815029
  • (OCoLC)ocm31815029

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