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Existential Anthropology: Events, Exigencies, and Effects

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  • Existential Anthropology: Events, Exigencies, and Effects (Berghahn Books) – Hardcover (2004)
    by Michael Jackson

    Existential Anthropology: Events, Exigencies, and Effects

    Hardcover, Berghahn Books
    2004
    English

    ISBN: 1571814760
    ISBN-13: 9781571814760

    Inspired by existential thought, but using ethnographic methods, Michael Jackson explores a variety of compelling topics, including 9/11, episodes from the war in Sierra Leone and its aftermath, the marginalization of indigenous Australians, the application of new technologies, mundane forms of ritualization, the magical use of language, the sociality of violence, the prose of suffering, and the discourse of human rights. Throughout this compelling work, Jackson demonstrates that existentialism, far from being a philosophy ... Show more

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