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by Vassos Argyrou

  • ISBN: 0745318606
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: Vassos Argyrou
  • Subcategory: Anthropology
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pluto Press (July 20, 2002)
  • Pages: 136 pages
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Anthropology, the study of societies and cultures different to our own, is based on the humanist assumption that difference does not mean otherness and inferiority.

Anthropology, the study of societies and cultures different to our own, is based on the humanist assumption that difference does not mean otherness and inferiority. In this book, Vassos Argyrou puts forward a powerful critique of both modern and postmodern anthropology that reveals the self-centered logic of anthropological humanism, offering the controversial conclusion t. Anthropology, the study of societies and cultures different to our own, is based on the humanist assumption that difference does not mean otherness and inferiority.

Anthropology, the study of societies and cultures different to our own, is based on the .

Anthropology, the study of societies and cultures different to our own, is based on the humanist assumption that difference does not mean otherness and inferior. In this book, Vassos Argyrou puts forward a powerful critique of both modern and postmodern anthropology that reveals the self-centered logic of anthropological humanism, offering the controversial conclusion that the anthropological project is forever doomed to failure. At the heart of the book is the idea that anthropologists are driven to produce knowledge not by a desire for power, as it is often assumed, but a by desire for meaning.

Anthropology and the Will to Meaning: A Postcolonial Critique. London: Pluto Press, 2002. Vi + 129 p. notes, references, index. Argyrou's argument focuses on one such contradiction in the culture of anthropology itself: quite obviously, anthropologists both make a living out of claiming that cultures and people shaped by cultures are different from one another while at the same time attacking those who propound racist and ethnocentric arguments by asserting that at bottom people and cultures are in the most important respects.

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Argyrou's argument focuses on one such contradiction in the culture of anthropology itself: quite obviously, anthropologists both make a living out of claiming that cultures and people shaped by cultures are different from one another while at the same time attacking those who propound racist and ethnocentric arguments by asserting that at bottom people and cultures are in the most important respects. Comparative Studies in Society and History.

Автор: Argyrou, Vassos Название: Anthropology and the will to meaning Издательство: Pluto Press .

Описание: In this book, Vassos Argyrou puts forward a powerful critique of both modern and postmodern anthropology that reveals the self-centred logic of anthropological humanism, offering the controversial conclusion that the anthropological project is forever doomed to failure. notes, references, index

Anthropology and the Will to Meaning: A Postcolonial Critique. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 45 (3): 640-642. There is no need for any confusion about Anthropology and the Will to Meaning. Speak for yourself! I don’t get it. Sameness itself is a construct and henc. hatever sense, meaning, and purpose we find in the world exists only because we placed it there in the first place. Is this really new to anthropology?

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Anthropology - Anthropology - History of anthropology: The modern discourse of anthropology crystallized in. .

Anthropology - Anthropology - History of anthropology: The modern discourse of anthropology crystallized in the 1860s, fired by advances in biology, philology, and prehistoric archaeology. Inspired by the social theories of Émile Durkheim and the psychological theories of Wilhelm Wundt and others, the ultimate aim was no longer to discover the primitive origins of Western customs but rather to explain the purposes that were served by particular institutions or religious beliefs and practices.

Anthropology, the study of societies and cultures different to our own, is based on the humanist assumption that difference does not mean otherness and inferiority. In this book, Vassos Argyrou puts forward a powerful critique of both modern and postmodern anthropology that reveals the self-centered logic of anthropological humanism, offering the controversial conclusion that the anthropological project is forever doomed to failure. At the heart of the book is the idea that anthropologists are driven to produce knowledge not by a desire for power, as it is often assumed, but a by desire for meaning. Interpretation of Other societies and cultures allows them to construct an image of a symbolically unified, ethically ordered and hence meaningful world. Vassos Argyrou shows this assumption to be untenable because differentiation and distinction are in the nature of human being. He further argues that, paradoxically, by trying to uphold Sameness, anthropologists reproduce, inadvertently but inevitably, its contrary.

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