Transatlantic Parallaxes

Transatlantic Parallaxes

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Anthropological inquiry developed around the study of the exotic. Now that we live in a world that seems increasingly familiar, putatively marked by a spreading sameness, anthropology must re-envision itself. The emergence of diverse national traditions in the discipline offers one intriguing path. This volume, the product of a novel encounter of American anthropologists of France and French anthropologists of the United States, explores the possibilities of that path through an experiment in the reciprocal production of knowledge. Simultaneously native subjects, foreign experts, and colleagues, these scholars offer novel insights into each other's societies, juxtaposing glimpses of ourselves and a familiar qothersq to productively unsettle and enrich our understanding of both.In the Santa Monica neighborhood of western Los angeles, a black man living in the streets had told me, a€œOver there, ... Concerning the United States, I should emphasize that the expensive cars, the practical luxury of home interiors, and the anbsp;...

Title:Transatlantic Parallaxes
Author:Anne Raulin, Susan Carol Rogers
Publisher:Berghahn Books - 2015-10-15


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