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  • Paperback: 205 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (10 May 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231055919
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231055918
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.5 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,623,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for the first edition: "A radical epistemological critique of anthropological writing." -- George Marcus, University of California, Irvine "The confidence and optimism that Fabian expresses contributes in no small way to the exhilarating intellectual experience this book offers." -- Gauri Viswanathan, Columbia University x --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Johannes Fabian is professor emeritus of cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. His books include Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa; Memory Against Culture: Arguments and Reminders; Anthropology with an Attitude: Critical Essays; and Ethnography as Commentary: Writing from the Virtual Archive. Matti Bunzl is professor of anthropology and history at the University of Illinois at Urbana--Champaign and the author of Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Hatreds Old and New in Europe. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Not a thriller, but a foundation of modern anthropology 29 Dec 2005
By Richard R. Wilk - Published on Amazon.com
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A lot of the critique of how anthropologists "make their object" in the 80s and 90s can be traced back to some of the ideas in this book. It is a profoundly important analysis of how time is manipulated in such a way as to create a boundary between "them" and "us." As the other reviewer says, it is not an easy read, but I don't think you can really know the history of recent anthropological theory without giving this book some of your attention.
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A critical view of anthropology 12 Nov 2010
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In this book the anthropologist Johannes Fabian, who received his PhD from the University of Chicago, brings a fresh insight to a central topic in anthropology: time. Fabian criticizes structuralism's perspective of time and aims to prove how time is often ignored in ethnography as coevalness is usually denied to the other.
15 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Interesting yet unreadable 22 April 2000
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The thesis of this book I found quite interesting and accurate: that anthropologists consider their subjects as existing in a different time from themselves, in some mythical past. However, the style of the writing seemed as if it was literally translated from the German. I found it very difficult to understand, opaque, and wondered many times why I was bothering to slog through the thing.
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