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Anthropology and Social Theory Culture, Power, and the Acting Subject

ISBN-10: 0822338645
ISBN-13: 9780822338642
Edition: 2006
Authors: Sherry B. Ortner
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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

This is a collection of theoretical and interpretive essays that advocate reconfiguring, rather than abandoning, the concept of culture. This volume shows how social theory must both build upon and move beyond classic practice theory in order to understand the modern world.

Introduction: Updating Practice Theory
Reading America: Preliminary Notes on Class and Culture
Resistance and the Problem of Ethnographic Refusal
Identities: The Hidden Life of Class
Generation X: Anthropology in a Media-Saturated World
Subjectivity and Cultural Critique
Power and Projects: Reflections on Agency
Notes
References Cited
Index

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