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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, and subjectivity for the social sciences of the twenty-first century. The seven theoretical and interpretive essays in this volume each advocate reconfiguring, rather than abandoning, the concept of culture. Similarly, they all suggest that a theory which depends on the interested action of social…

Anthropology And Social Theory

Pub Date : 2006-11-30 | Author : Sherry B. Ortner | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 0822338645
ISBN 13 : 9780822338642

The award-winning anthropologist Sherry B. Ortner draws on her longstanding interest in theories of cultural practice to rethink key concepts of culture, agency, and subjectivity...


Key Debates In Anthropology

Pub Date : 2003-12-16 | Author : Tim Ingold | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781134748839
ISBN 13 : 1134748833

Every year, leading social anthropologists meet to debate a motion at the heart of current theoretical developments in their subject and this book includes the first six of these d..


Culture And Power

Pub Date : 2012-07-05 | Author : David Swartz | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226161655
ISBN 13 : 022616165X

Pierre Bourdieu is one of the world's most important social theorists and is also one of the great empirical researchers in contemporary sociology. However, reading Bourdieu can be..


Human Computer Confluence

Pub Date : 2015-12 | Author : Andrea Gaggioli | Publisher : de Gruyter Open

ISBN 10 : 3110471124
ISBN 13 : 9783110471120

Human computer confluence is a research area aimed at developing an effective, even transparent, bidirectional communication between humans and computers, which has the potential t..


New Jersey Dreaming

Pub Date : 2003-05-26 | Author : Sherry B. Ortner | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 082233108X
ISBN 13 : 9780822331087

Famed anthropologist Ortner tracks down representative classmates from her mostly Jewish Newark, NJ high school class of '58 in order to examine class culture and ethnicity in Amer..


Not Hollywood

Pub Date : 2013-02-27 | Author : Sherry B. Ortner | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822354260
ISBN 13 : 0822354268

The pioneering anthropologist Sherry B. Ortner explores the culture and practices of independent filmmaking in the U.S., arguing that during the past three decades, independent cin..


Life And Death On Mt Everest

Pub Date : 1999 | Author : Sherry B. Ortner | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 0691074488
ISBN 13 : 9780691074481

Focusing on the relationship between white European and American climbers and their Sherpa guides on Everest climbs throughout this century, the author explores the cultural divide..


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