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Relations : an anthropological account / Marilyn Strathern

Publisher Durham : Duke University Press
Year 2020
Codes ID=2001785997 NCID=BC01897487

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Language English
Size xiii, 274 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introductions: The compulsion of relations
Experimentations, English and otherwise
Registers of comparison
Coda to part I: Comparing persons again
Expansion and contraction
The dissimilar and the different
Coda to part II: Preparation
Enlightenment dramas
Kinship unbound
Coda to part III: Visibility
Conclusions: The re-invention of relation at moments of knowledge-making
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "In RELATIONS, Marilyn Strathern offers a deep and sustained analysis of the concept "relations." Strathern traces the English language use of the term through the centuries, showing that up until the eighteenth century, relations had been limited to describing logic and epistemology and had not been used as a reference to kin (or any other social relations). As Strathern traces the historical shift and the way this reflected emerging ideas about learning and new forms of kinship, she also weaves analysis relating to knowledge-making, comparison, and social science criticism. Strathern explores these themes in eight chapters, each with their own substantive focus, but which when read together offer diverse yet interconnected reflections on the theoretical expansiveness of the concept. In weaving together analysis of kin-making and knowledge-making, she opens up new ways of thinking about the contours (and limits) of epistemic and relational possibilities of the English-speaking world.
Authors Strathern, Marilyn author
Subjects LCSH:Interpersonal relations
LCSH:Interpersonal relations and culture
LCSH:Ethnology -- Methodology  All Subject Search
LCSH:Anthropology -- Methodology  All Subject Search
LCSH:English language -- Discourse analysis  All Subject Search
Classification LCC:GN345
Vol : pbk ; ISBN:9781478008354

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Letters,Anthropology : pbk 302/ST82 0581199583
9781478008354 2020

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