New PDF release: Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology

By Akhil Gupta,James Ferguson

Anthropology has often trusted a spatially localized society or tradition as its item of analysis. The essays in tradition, energy, Place show how lately this anthropological conference and its attendant assumptions approximately identification and cultural distinction have gone through a chain of significant demanding situations. In gentle of accelerating mass migration and the transnational cultural flows of a overdue capitalist, postcolonial international, the members to this quantity study shifts in anthropological concept concerning problems with id, position, energy, and resistance.
This number of either new and famous essays starts via severely exploring the ideas of locality and neighborhood; first, as they've got had an influence on modern worldwide understandings of displacement and mobility, and, moment, as they've got had an element in defining identification and subjectivity itself. With websites of debate starting from a democratic Spain to a Puerto Rican barrio in North Philadelphia, from Burundian Hutu refugees in Tanzania to Asian landscapes in rural California, from the silk factories of Hangzhou to the long-sought-after domestic of the Palestinians, those essays study the interaction among altering schemes of categorization and the discourses of distinction on which those techniques are established. The influence of the placeless mass media on our knowing of place—and the forces that be certain identities possible on the planet and others not—are additionally mentioned, as are the intertwining of place-making, identification, and resistance as they have interaction with the which means and intake of symptoms. ultimately, this quantity bargains a self-reflective examine the social and political situation of anthropologists relating to the questions of tradition, strength, and place—the impact in their participation in what was obvious as their descriptions of those structures. Contesting the classical concept of tradition because the shared, the agreed upon, and the orderly, Culture, strength, Place is a crucial intervention within the disciplines of anthropology and cultural studies.

Contributors. George E. Bisharat, John Borneman, Rosemary J. Coombe, Mary M. Crain, James Ferguson, Akhil Gupta, Kristin Koptiuch, Karen Leonard, Richard Maddox, Lisa H. Malkki, John Durham Peters, Lisa Rofel

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