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- DescriptionIn this timely collection of essays, thirteen contemporary ethgraphers demonstrate the importance of phemelogical and existential ideas for anthropology. In emphasizing the link between the empirical and the experiential, these ethgraphers explore the relationship between phemelogy and other theories of the lifeworld, such as existentialism, radical empiricism, and critical theory. Contents include: Introduction: Phemelogy, Radical Empiricism, and Anthropological Critique, by Michael Jackson; Hor and Shame, by Lila Abu-Lughod Struggling Along, by Robert Desjarlais; The Cosmology of Life Transmission, by Ren Devisch; Reflections on a Cut Finger: Taboo in the Umeda Conception of the Self, by Alfred Gell; Space and Sociality in a Dayak Longhouse, by Christine Helliwell; In Defiance of Destiny: The Management of Time at a Cretan Funeral, by Michael Herzfeld; Suffering and Its Professional Transformation: Toward an Ethgraphy of Interpersonal Experience, by Arthur Kleinman and Joan Kleinman; Hand Drumming: An Essay in Practical Kwledge, by Shawn Lindsay; On Dying and Suffering in Iqwaye Existence, by Jadran Mimica; If Not the Words: Shared Practical Activity and Friendship in Fieldwork, by Keith Ridler; and, After the Field, by Jim Wafer.
- Author BiographyMichael D. Jackson is Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. His many books include Lifeworlds: Essays in Existential Anthropology; Between One and One Another; Road Markings: An Anthropologist in the Antipodes; and Allegories of the Wilderness: Ethics and Ambiguity in Kuranko Narratives (IUP, 1982).
- Author(s)Michael Jackson
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication01/06/1996
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight500 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine19 mm
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