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Anthropology and Social Theory: Culture, Power, and the Acting Subject
In Anthropology and Social Theory the award-winning anthropologist Sherry B. Ortner draws on her longstanding interest in theories of cultural practice to rethink key concepts of culture, agency, andExpand
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Theory in Anthropology since the Sixties
Every year, around the time of the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, the New York Times asks a Big Name anthropologist to contribute an op-ed piece on the state of the field.Expand
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Is Female to Male as Nature Is to Culture
Much of the creativity of anthropology derives from the tension between two sets of demands: that we explain human universals, and that we explain cultural particulars. By this canon, woman providesExpand
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Resistance and the Problem of Ethnographic Refusal
L'A. etudie les effets de ce qu'il appelle le refus ethnographique concernant une serie d'etudes consacree a la resistance. Il montre que la plupart de ces etudes sont limitees par le manque deExpand
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High Religion: A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism
An eminent anthropologist examines the foundings of the first celibate Buddhist monasteries among the Sherpas of Nepal in the early twentieth century--a religious development that was a majorExpand
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Subjectivity and cultural critique
In the many works that try to bring back ‘the actor’ in some sense, there is a tendency to avoid questions of subjectivity, that is, complex ‘structures of feeling’ (in Raymond Williams’s phrase).Expand
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Life and Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering
List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments Xi Note to the Reader xiii CHAPTER 1. Beginning 3 CHAPTER 2. Sahibs 26 CHAPTER 3. Sherpas 56 CHAPTER 4. Monks 90 CHAPTER 5. Death 124 CHAPTER 6. Men 149Expand
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On Key Symbols
IT IS by no means a novel idea that each culture has certain key elements which, in an ill-defined way, are crucial to its distinctive organization. Since the publication of Benedict’s Patterns ofExpand
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SPECIFYING AGENCY The Comaroffs and Their Critics
This article addresses the debate over whether or not the Of Revelation and Revolution (RR) project has, compared to earlier Comaroff ethnography, adequately addressed issues of Tswana 'agency.' IExpand
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Sexual Meanings: The Cultural Construction of Gender and Sexuality
List of contributors preface Introduction: accounting for sexual meanings Sherry B. Ortner and Harriet Whitehead Part I. The Cultural Organization of Gender: 1. The gender revolution and theExpand
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