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- DescriptionFor more than three decades, Talal Asad has been engaged in a distinctive critical exploration of the conceptual assumptions that govern the West's kwledges-especially its disciplinary and disciplining kwledges-of the n-Western world. The essays that make up this volume treat diverse aspects of this remarkable body of work. Among them: the relationship between colonial power and academic kwledge; the historical shifts giving shape to the complexly interrelated categories of the secular and the religious, and the significance of these shifts in the emergence of modern Europe; and aspects of human embodiment, including some of the various ways that pain, emotion, embodied aptitude, and the senses connect with and structure cultural practices. While the specific themes and arguments addressed by the individual contributors range widely, the essays cohere in a shared orientation of both critical engagement and productive extension. Note that this is t a festschrift, r a celebratory farewell, but a series of engagements with a thinker whose work is in full spate and deserves to be far better kwn and understood.
- Author BiographyDavid Scott is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. He is the author most recently of Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment (2004). Charles Hirschkind is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication04/01/2006
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleCultural Memory in the Present
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Weight503 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byCharles Hirschkind,David Scott
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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