Fredrik Barth An Intellectual Biography

Innbundet / 2015 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780745335360
Publisert
2015
Utgiver
Vendor
Pluto Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
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Engelsk
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Innbundet
Sider
264
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432 gr
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215 mm
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135 mm
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Fredrik Barth An Intellectual Biography

Innbundet / 2015 / Engelsk
Fredrik Barth is one of the towering figures of twentieth-century anthropology. This intellectual history traces the development of Barth's ideas and explores the substance of his contributions. In an accessible style, Thomas Hylland Eriksen's biographical study reveals the magic of ethnography to professional anthropologists and non-practitioners alike. Exploring his six decade career, it follows Barth from early ecological studies in Pakistan, to political studies in Iran, to groundbreaking fieldwork in Norway, New Guinea, Bali and Bhutan. Eriksen argues that Barth's voracious appetite for fieldwork holds the key to understanding his remarkable intellectual development and the insights it produced. The book raises many of the same questions that emerge from Barth's own work - of unity and diversity, of culture and relativism, of art and science.
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A definitive biography of Fredrik Barth, one of the leading lights of anthropology, by one of today's finest anthropologists.
List of Illustrations Series Preface Preface Part I: A Man of Action 1. Watching and Wandering 2. The Power and the Glory 3. Nomadic Freedom 4. Entrepreneurship 5. The Global Theorist 6. Ethnic Groups and Boundaries Part II: An Anthropology of Knowledge 7. Baktaman Vibrations 8. A New Kind of Complexity 9. Turbulent Times 10. Cultural Complexity 11. The Guru and the Conjurer 12. Between Art and Science Notes List of Works by Fredrik Barth List of Other References Index
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'Fredrik Barth was an extraordinary ethnographer who did path-breaking fieldwork in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Indonesia and New Guinea. This book tells Barth's story with sympathy, insight and great verve' -- Adam Kuper, Centennial Professor, London School of Economics'A timely and essential guide ... Eriksen is probably the person best situated to write this admirable intellectual biography and accomplishes the task with elegance and balance' -- American Anthropologist'The book is rich with discussions of Barth's work, thought, and activities on the world stage of anthropology. Thomas Hylland Eriksen has given us a fine intellectual and professional portrait of a first-class anthropologist and a credit to the breed' -- History of Anthropology Newsletter
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Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo and former President of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. He is the author of numerous classics of anthropology, including Small Places, Large Issues - 4th Edition (Pluto, 2015) and What is Anthropology? - 2nd Edition (Pluto, 2017).
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ISBN13
9780745335360
Publisert
2015
Utgiver
Vendor
Pluto Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
264
Vekt
432 gr
Høyde
215 mm
Bredde
135 mm
Se alle

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