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Cultural Anthropology

Four-Volume Set

Kim Fortun

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Mike Fortun


ISBN: 9781412947336


1672 Pages

Cultural anthropology studies human society from tribal to complex modern societies. Throughout its history, cultural
anthropology has involved diverse approaches to the broad range of human cultural expression. The actions and
interactions of humans are of interest to Cultural Anthropologists, who in their discipline try to understand what it means to
be human. This major work gives an authoritative overview of Cultural Anthropology in four volumes.
Volume I: Moorings includes articles by cultural anthropologists and others that have had a particularly forceful impact
on the anthropological imagination in the last fifty years.
Volume II: Modernities explores the many ways cultural anthropologists have examined, critiqued and been part of
modernist projects and work through topics such as nationalism, citizenship and human rights.
Volume III: Emergence opens up anthropological work that has focused on the re-making of society and culture in the wake
of massive change such as globalization.
Volume IV: Engagements examines engagements between anthropologists in different national and cultural contexts,
engagements with other disciplines and engagements with the public sphere.

Operations of "Culture"
Thick Description: Toward an interpretive theory of culture
No Nature/ No Culture
Beyond "Culture": Space, identity, and the politics of difference
The Interpretation of Culture(s) after Television
Culture and Cultural Analysis as Experimental Systems
Designing Research
Up the Anthropologist: Perspectives gained from studying up
Ethnography In/Out of the World System: The emergence of multisited
Contingent Stories of Anthropology, Race and Feminism
Nietzche, Genealogy, History

Clifford Geertz
Marilyn Strathern
Gupta Akhil and James Ferguson
Lila Abu-Lughod
Michael M.J. Fischer
Laura Nader
George Marcus
Paula Ebron
Michel Foucault

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Cultural Anthropology
Four-Volume Set
'Introduction', Technologies of Gender: Essays on theory, film and fiction
Subaltern Studies: Deconstructing historiography
Genre, Intertextuality and Social Power
Articulating the Archaic: Cultural difference and colonial nonsense
Ethnographic Allegory
Difference: 'A Special Third World Women Issue'
Versions of the Dead: Kalunga, Cuban-Kongo materiality, and ethnography
The Mindful Body: A prolegomenon to future work in medical anthropology
The Gender and Labor Politics of Postmodernity
Becoming Persons: Consciousness and sociality in human evolution
After Nature: Steps to an antiessentialist political ecology
Consciousness, Affect, Subjectivity
Reification and the Consciousness of the Patient
Constructing Regional Worlds in Experience: Kula exchange, witchcraft,
and Gawan local events
The Misplaced Legacy of Gregory Bateson: Toward a cultural dialectic of
knowledge and desire
Structures and States
Notes on the Difficulty of Studying the State
Making Empire Respectable: The politics of race and sexual morality in
20th-century colonial cultures
The State of Shame: Australian multiculturalism and the crisis of indigenous
Democracy and Violence in Brazil
Resistance, Counterpublics
Resistance and the Problem of Ethnographic Refusal
Refusing Prenatal Diagnosis: The meanings of bioscience in a multicultural
Indigenous Movements and the Risks of Counterglobalization: Tracking the
campaign against Papua New Guinea's Ok Tedi mine
Re-Conceiving Wholes
Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy
The Global Situation
Thug Realism: Inhabiting Fantasy in Urban Tanzania
In the Mirror: The legitimization work of globalization
The Work of the New Economy: Consumers, Brands and Value Creation
Figuring Historical Difference
The Fire-walkers Kataragama: The rise of Bhakti religiosity in Buddish Sri

Teresa De Lauretis
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Charles L Briggs and Richard Bauman
Homi Bhaba
J. Clifford
Trinh T. Minh-Ha
T. Ochoa

Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Margaret

Aihwa Ong
Tim Ingold
Arturo Escobar
Michael Taussig
Nancy D. Munn
Charles W. Nuckolls

P. Abrams
Ann L. Stoler
Elizabeth Povinelli
Teresa P.R. Caldeira and James Holston
Sherry Ortner
Rayna Rapp
Stuart Kirsch

Arjun Appadurai
Anna Tsing
Brad Weiss
Susan Bibler Coutin, Bill Maurer and
Barbara Yngvesson
Robert J. Foster,
Gananath Obeyesekere

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Cultural Anthropology
Four-Volume Set
The End of the Body?
Occult Economies and the Violence of Abstraction: Notes from the South
African postcolony
Technologies of Everyday Life: The economy of impotence in reform China
New Moscow Monuments, or, States of Innocence
Embedded Aesthetics: Creating a discursive space for indigenous media
The Cell Phone and the Crowd: Messianic politics in the contemporary
Dubbing Culture: Indonesian gay and lesbian subjectivities and
ethnography in an already globalized world
Modes Of Care
Where it Hurts: Indian material for an ethics of organ transplantation
Doctors, Borders and Life in Crisis
Structure, Sign and Play
Situated Knowledges: The science question in feminism and the privilege of
partial perspective
The Evidence of Experience
Other: From noun to verb
Occidentalism: The world turned upside-down
The Gender of Theory
(Re)Conceiving The Political
The Problem of Ideology: Marxism without guarantees
The Anthropological Shock: Chernobyl and the contours of the risk society
A Hall of Mirror: The rhetoric of indigenism in Brazil
Cultural Citizenship, Inequality and Multiculturalism
Edward Said and the Political Present
Crossing Fields
Border Crossings: Narrative strategies in science studies and among
physicists in Tsukuba Science City, Japan
Anthropology in Area Studies
On Kinship and Marriage: A critique of the genetic and gender calculus of
evolutionary psychology
Medical Anthropology and Epidemiology: Divergences or convergences?
Engaging Public Spheres
Searching for "Voices": Feminism, anthropology, and the global debate over
female genital operations
Human Rights Law and the Demonization of Culture (and Some
Anthropology along the Way)
An Anthropology of Structural Violence

Emily Martin
Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff
Judith Farquhar
Bruce Grant
Faye Ginsburg
Rafael Vicente
Tom Boellstorff

Lawrence Cohen
Peter Redfield

Jacques Derrida
Donna Haraway
Joan W.Scott
Nathaniel Mackey
James G. Carrier
Catherine Lutz
Stuart Hall
Ulrich Beck
Alcida Ramos
Renato Rosaldo
Nadia Abu El-Haj
Sharon Traweek
Jane Guyer
Susan McKinnon
Marcia Inhorn
Christine J. Walley
Sally Engle Merry
Paul Farmer

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