Transcendent Individual: Towards a Literary and Liberal Anthropology [1ed.]0415169666, 9780415169660, 0415169674, 9780415169677, 9780203269558

Author : Nigel Rapport
Description: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.
Categories: Biology Anthropology
Year :1997
Publisher : Routledge
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 231
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