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Anthropology through the looking-glass : critical ethnography in the margins of Europe / Michael Herzfeld.

By: Herzfeld, Michael, 1947-Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987Description: xii, 260 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0521340039Subject(s): Anthropology -- Philosophy | Ethnology -- Europe | Ethnology -- Greece | Greece -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 306 LOC classification: GN33 | .H47 1987Online resources: Sample text | Publisher description | Table of contents Summary: Using Greek ethnography as a mirror for an ethnography of anthropology itself, this book reveals the ways in which the discipline of anthropology is ensnared in the same political and social symbolism as its object of study. The author pushes the comparative goals of anthropology beyond the traditional separation of tribal object from detached scientific observer, and offers the discipline a critical source of reflexive insight based on empirical ethnography rather than on ideological speculation alone.Summary: J.I. Staley Prize, 1994
List(s) this item appears in: Staley Prize - Best in Anthropology
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Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 223-244.

Using Greek ethnography as a mirror for an ethnography of anthropology itself, this book reveals the ways in which the discipline of anthropology is ensnared in the same political and social symbolism as its object of study. The author pushes the comparative goals of anthropology beyond the traditional separation of tribal object from detached scientific observer, and offers the discipline a critical source of reflexive insight based on empirical ethnography rather than on ideological speculation alone.

J.I. Staley Prize, 1994

J.I. Staley Prize - 1994.

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