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Melanesian Odysseys Negotiating the Self, Narrative, and Modernity von Josephides, Lisette (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 15.01.2011
  • Verlag: Berghahn Books
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Melanesian Odysseys

In a series of epic self-narratives ranging from traditional cultural embodiments to picaresque adventures, Christian epiphanies and a host of interactive strategies and techniques for living, Kewa Highlanders (PNG) attempt to shape and control their selves and their relentlessly changing world. This lively account transcends ethnographic particularity and offers a wide-reaching perspective on the nature of being human. Inverting the analytic logic of her previous work, which sought to uncover what social structures concealed, Josephides focuses instead on the cultural understandings that people make explicit in their actions and speech. Using approaches from philosophy and anthropology, she examines elicitation (how people create their selves and their worlds in the act of making explicit) and mimesis (how anthropologists produce ethnographies), to arrive at an unexpected conclusion: that knowledge of self and other alike derives from self-externalization rather than self-introspection.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 15.01.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780857450555
    Verlag: Berghahn Books
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