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Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature by [Debaene, Vincent]
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"This remarkable and ambitious work expertly takes both a long-view and close-ups of the main currents of twentieth-century French anthropological research and thinking. Travel writing, anthropology's relation to surrealism, the dissolution of science-literature unity in belles-lettres, and structuralism into post-structuralism are all systematically addressed with great insights, great turns of phrase (caught well in translation), and fresh interpretations."--George Marcus, University of California, Irvine.

"Richly detailed and brilliantly argued, "Far Afield" portrays mid-twentieth century French anthropology as a complex negotiation of 'literary' and 'scientific' pressures. Debaene offers acute readings of classic and lesser-known works in a sustained engagement with fundamental problems of cross-cultural representation."--James Clifford, University of California, Santa Cruz

This remarkable and ambitious work expertly takes both a long-view and close-ups of the main currents of twentieth-century French anthropological research and thinking. Travel writing, anthropology s relation to surrealism, the dissolution of science-literature unity in belles-lettres, and structuralism into post-structuralism are all systematically addressed with great insights, great turns of phrase (caught well in translation), and fresh interpretations. --George Marcus, University of California, Irvine."

Richly detailed and brilliantly argued, "Far Afield" portrays mid-twentieth century French anthropology as a complex negotiation of literary and scientific pressures. Debaene offers acute readings of classic and lesser-known works in a sustained engagement with fundamental problems of cross-cultural representation. --James Clifford, University of California, Santa Cruz"

"Richly detailed and brilliantly argued, Far Afield portrays mid-twentieth century French anthropology as a complex negotiation of 'literary' and 'scientific' pressures. Debaene offers acute readings of classic and lesser-known works in a sustained engagement with fundamental problems of cross-cultural representation."--James Clifford, University of California, Santa Cruz

About the Author

Vincent Debaene is associate professor of French at Columbia University. He is the critical editor of the Pleiade edition of the collected works of Claude Levi-Strauss. Justin Izzo is assistant professor of French Studies at Brown University.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1827 KB
  • Print Length: 415 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press (4 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IL4ETEA
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