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Author Debaene, Vincent, author

Title Far Afield : French anthropology between science and literature / Vincent Debaene ; translated by Justin Izzo
Published Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xv, 398 pages .)
Contents Ethnography in the eyes of literature. The birth of a discipline ; The French exception ; Rhetoric, the document, and atmosphere ; "A literature that is not meaningless like our own" ; The lost unity of heart and mind -- L'adieu au voyage. "Ceci n'est pas un voyage" ; Les flambeurs d'hommes : the Ethiopian chronicles of Marcel Griaule ; L'afrique fantôme : Leiris and the "living document" ; Tristes tropiques : the search for correspondence and the logic of the sensible -- Literature in the eyes of ethnography. Literature, letters, and the social sciences ; Disputes over territory ; 1955-1970 : a new deal
Summary Anthropology has long had a vexed relationship with literature, and nowhere has this been more acutely felt than in France, where most ethnographers, upon returning from the field, write not one book, but two: a scientific monograph and a literary account. In this book - brought to English-language readers here for the first time - Vincent Debaene puzzles out this phenomenon, tracing the contours of anthropology and literature's mutual fascination and the ground upon which they meet in the works of thinkers from Marcel Mauss and Georges Bataille to Claude Levi-Strauss and Roland Barthes
Notes "Originally published as Vincent Debaene, L'adieu au voyage : L'ethnologie française entre science et littérature (Paris: Éditions Gallimard, 2010) © Éditions Gallimard, Paris, 2010"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-385) and index
Notes Translated from the French
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Subject Ethnology -- France -- History -- 20th century
Ethnology -- Authorship
Literature and anthropology -- France -- History -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Ethnology -- Authorship
Literature and anthropology
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Izzo, Justin, translator
ISBN 9780226107233
Other Titles Adieu au voyage. English