Novel Approaches to Anthropology

Novel Approaches to Anthropology

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This volume of interdisciplinary essays reflect current contributions to literary anthropology. Novel Approaches to Anthropology: Contributions to Literary Anthropology showcases the myriad ways that anthropologists bring their disciplinary perspectives, theories, concepts, and pedagogical strategies to interpreting fiction and travel writing written in the past and present. The authors integrate insights from the reflexive deconstructive turn in anthropology and from critical Marxist and feminist approaches that ground interpretation in the political, economic, and social constraints and experiences of everyday life. The contributors share the view that fiction, like all artistic expression, is rooted in specific historical and cultural contexts. Literature, like all artistic expression, stimulates a critical imagination by allowing readers to take a fresh look at their own society and culture.Ralph Waldo Emerson, a€œCompensation Essay, a€ in Columbia World ofQuotations ( New York: Columbia University Press, 1998 [1841]). ... a€œNew Mark Twain Letters Reveal He Poked Fun at Huck Finn Bana€ New York Times, November 2, 1935.

Title:Novel Approaches to Anthropology
Author:Marilyn Cohen
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2013-09-05


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