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Recasting Anthropological Knowledge: Inspiration and Social Science

Recasting Anthropological Knowledge: Inspiration and Social Science

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Cambridge University Press, 9/1/2011
EAN 9781107009684, ISBN10: 1107009685

Hardcover, 218 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

This collection of original essays provides an innovative and multifaceted reflection on the impact and inspiration of the scholarship of eminent anthropologist Marilyn Strathern. A distinguished team of international contributors, all former students of Strathern, reflect on the impact of their relationship with their teacher and address the wider conceptual contribution of her work through their own writings. The essays provide an accessible entry into Strathern's scholarship for those new to her work and a rich source of material which mobilises and deploys her concepts, including new ethnographic examples and discussion of contemporary political issues, for those more familiar with her scholarship. The result is a collection that dissects, contextualises and reroutes concepts of relationality, inspiration and knowledge in novel and unpredictable ways. Recasting Anthropological Knowledge will prove invaluable to all students of anthropology and will be of interest to scholars across the social sciences.

1. Introduction
on recombinant knowledge and debts that inspire Jeanette Edwards and Maja Petrović-Šteger
2. Writing the parallax gap
an itinerary Debbora Battaglia
3. Too big to fail Annelise Riles
4. 'Hybrid custom' and legal description in Papua New Guinea Melissa Demian
5. Entomological extensions
model huts and fieldworks Ann Kelly
6. Kinship and the core house
contested ideas of family and place in a Ghanaian resettlement township Thomas Yarrow
7. Invisible families
imagining relations in families based on same-sex partnerships Aivita Putnina
8. Knowledge in a critical mode
feminist expertise in design and planning Eeva Berglund
9. Spools, loops and traces
on etoy encapsulation and three portraits of Marilyn Strathern Maja Petrović-Šteger
10. Inspiring Strathern Adam Reed.