Transcendent Individual: Essays Toward a Literary and Liberal Anthropology

Nigel Rapport

Anno: 1997
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 232 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 216 x 140 mm
Peso: 318 gr.
  • EAN: 9780415169677
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Transcendent Individual argues for a reappraisal of the place of the individual in anthropolgical theory and ethnographic writing. A wealth of voices illustrate and inform the text, showing ways in which individuals creatively 'write', narrate and animate cultural and social life. This is an anthropology imbued with a liberal morality which is willing to make value judgements over and against culture in favour of individuality. Rapport draws widely on ethnographic and theoretic materials bringing into the debate a range of voices, among them Nietzsche, Wilde, George Steiner, Richard Rorty, John Berger and Anthony Cohen. In doing so he approaches individuality in terms of a range of issues: biological integrity, consciousness, agency, democracy, discourse, globalism, knowledge and play.