From the Margins

From the Margins

Author: Brian Keith Axel

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822383345

Category: History

Page: 326

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Historical anthropology: critical exchange between two decidedly distinct disciplines or innovative mode of knowledge production? As this volume’s title suggests, the essays Brian Keith Axel has gathered in From the Margins seek to challenge the limits of discrete disciplinary epistemologies and conventions, gesturing instead toward a transdisciplinary understanding of the emerging relations between archive and field. In original articles encompassing a wide range of geographic and temporal locations, eminent scholars contest some of the primary preconceptions of their fields. The contributors tackle such topics as the paradoxical nature of American Civil War monuments, the figure of the “New Christian” in early seventeenth-century Peru, the implications of statistics for ethnography, and contemporary South Africa's “occult economies.” That anthropology and history have their provenance in—and have been complicit with—colonial formations is perhaps commonplace knowledge. But what is rarely examined is the specific manner in which colonial processes imbue and threaten the celebratory ideals of postcolonial reason or the enlightenment of today’s liberal practices in the social sciences and humanities. By elaborating this critique, From the Margins offers diverse and powerful models that explore the intersections of historically specific local practices with processes of a world historical order. As such, the collection will not only prove valuable reading for anthropologists and historians, but also for scholars in colonial, postcolonial, and globalization studies. Contributors. Talal Asad, Brian Keith Axel, Bernard S. Cohn, Jean Comaroff, John L. Comaroff, Nicholas B. Dirks, Irene Silverblatt, Paul A. Silverstein, Teri Silvio, Ann Laura Stoler, Michel-Rolph Trouillot
From the Margins
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Brian Keith Axel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-05-17 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Historical anthropology: critical exchange between two decidedly distinct disciplines or innovative mode of knowledge production? As this volume’s title suggests, the essays Brian Keith Axel has gathered in From the Margins seek to challenge the limits of discrete disciplinary epistemologies and conventions, gesturing instead toward a transdisciplinary understanding of the
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Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Brian Keith Axel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Duke University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: David Faure, Ts'ui-p'ing Ho
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-12 - Publisher: UBC Press

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Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Karsten Lehmann
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-22 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

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Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Julia Harrison, Regna Darnell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-01 - Publisher: UBC Press

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