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by James Clifford

  • Author: James Clifford
  • ISBN: 0674698436
  • ISBN13: 978-0674698437
  • ePub: 1399 kb | FB2: 1986 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; 1st U.S. Edition, 1st Printing edition (May 18, 1988)
  • Pages: 398
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 135
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The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art ePub download

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The Predicament of Culture. Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art. James Clifford. He also explores the affinity of ethnography with avant-garde art and writing, recovering a subversive, self-reflexive cultural criticism. The surrealists’ encounters with Paris or New York, the work of Georges Bataille and Michel Leiris in the Collège de Sociologie, and the hybrid constructions of recent tribal artists offer provocative ethnographic examples that challenge familiar notions of difference and identity. In an emerging global modernity, the exotic is unexpectedly nearby, the familiar strangely distanced.

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The Predicament of Culture is a critical ethnography of the West in its changing relations with other societies. In discussions of ethnography, surrealism, museums, and emergent tribal arts, Clifford probes the late-twentieth century predicament of living simultaneously within, between, and after culture.

In discussions of ethnography, surrealism, museums, and emergent tribal arts, Clifford probes the late-twentieth . The Predicament of Culture is a critical ethnography of the West in its changing relations with other societies.

In discussions of ethnography, surrealism, museums, and emergent tribal arts, Clifford probes the late-twentieth century predicament of living simultaneously within, between, and after culture.

The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. The Chinese: A General Description of the Empire of China and its Inhabitants. New York: Harper and Brothers. The Mongol Mission: Narratives and Letters of the Franciscan Missionaries in Mongolia and China in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries. London: Sheed and Ward.

The Predicament of Culture is a critical ethnography of the West in its changing relations with other societies. Analyzing cultural practices such as anthropology, travel writing, collecting, and museum displays of tribal art, James Clifford shows authoritative accounts of other ways of life to be contingent fictions, now actively contested in post-colonial contexts. His critique raises questions of global significance: Who has the authority to speak for any group’s identity and authenticity? What are the essential elements and boundaries of a culture? How do self and “the other” clash in the encounters of ethnography, travel, and modern interethnic relations?

In chapters devoted to the history of anthropology, Clifford discusses the work of Malinowski, Mead, Griaule, Lévi-Strauss, Turner, Geertz, and other influential scholars. He also explores the affinity of ethnography with avant-garde art and writing, recovering a subversive, self-reflexive cultural criticism. The surrealists’ encounters with Paris or New York, the work of Georges Bataille and Michel Leiris in the Collège de Sociologie, and the hybrid constructions of recent tribal artists offer provocative ethnographic examples that challenge familiar notions of difference and identity. In an emerging global modernity, the exotic is unexpectedly nearby, the familiar strangely distanced.

Alexandra
great critique/overview of the subject of ethnography/anthropology/"writing about and evaluating other people." if you are interested in the field, this seems to a necessary read. too bad there isn't an updated version
Monam
Good quality
Goldendragon
I loved this book! specially last chapter!
Clandratha
Really good book. had to get it for a speech class and i still have it and read it for leisure.
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