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Breaking the Frames

Anthropological Conundrums

  • Pamela J. Stewart
  • Andrew J. Strathern

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern
    Pages 1-9
  3. Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern
    Pages 11-21
  4. Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern
    Pages 23-32
  5. Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern
    Pages 33-45
  6. Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern
    Pages 47-54
  7. Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern
    Pages 55-59
  8. Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern
    Pages 61-67
  9. Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern
    Pages 69-78
  10. Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern
    Pages 79-87
  11. Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern
    Pages 89-94
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 95-104

About this book

Introduction

This book argues that the breaking and re-making of frames of analysis underlie the history of theorizing in anthropology. Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew J. Strathern note that this mode of analysis risks fabricating over-essentialized dichotomies between viewpoints. The authors advocate  a mindful, nuanced, people-centered approach to all theorizing-one that avoids total system approaches (-isms)  and suggest that theory should relate cogently to ethnography. Mindful anthropology, as this book envisages it, is not a specific theory but a philosophical aspiration for the discipline as a whole.

Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern) and Andrew J. Strathern are well-known international lecturers, having lived and worked globally. They have published over 50 books, as well as hundreds of articles, book chapters, and essays on their research in Asia, Europe, and Oceania. They are also the series editors for Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology. 
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Keywords

anthropology dichotomy breaking the frames theorizing mindful anthropology

Authors and affiliations

  • Pamela J. Stewart
    • 1
  • Andrew J. Strathern
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47127-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47126-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47127-3
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