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Title The problem of context / edited by Roy Dilley
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages) : illustrations
Series Methodology and history in anthropology ; volume 4
Methodology and history in anthropology ; v. 4.
Contents Introduction : The problem of context / Roy Dilley -- Contextualisation and paradigm shifts / Ladislav Holy -- Context, the ghost in the machine / Sándor G.J. Hervey -- New paradigm thinking in linguistics : meaning is the context / Elżbieta Tabakowska -- Ethnographic misunderstanding and the perils of context / Johannes Fabian -- As they like it : overinterpretation and hyporeality in Bali / Mark Hobart -- Context and interpretation : reflections on Nyau rituals in Malawi / Brian Morris -- holistic individual : context as political process in the New Age movement / Ruth Prince and David Riches -- Context as an act of personal externalisation : Gregory Bateson and the Harvey family in the English village of Wanet / Nigel Rapport -- Culture and context : the effects of visibility / Penelope Harvey
Summary The apparently simple notion that it is contextualization and invocation of context that give form to our interpretations raises important questions about context definition. Moreover, different disciplines involved in the elucidation and interpretation of meanings construe context indifferent ways. How do these ways differ? And what analytical strategies are adopted in order to suggest that the relevant context is "self-evident"? The notion of context has received less attention than is due such a central, key concept in social anthropology, as well as in other related disciplines. This collection of contributions from a group of leading social anthropologists and anthropological linguists addresses the question of how the idea of context is constructed, invoked, and deployed in the interpretations put forward by social anthropologists. The ethnographic focus embraces peoples from regions such as Bali, Europe, Malawi, and Zaire. Primarily theoretical in its aims, the work also draws on expertise from anthropological linguistics and philosophy in order to set the issue as much in a comparative disciplinary perspective as in a comparative cross-cultural one
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Ethnology -- Philosophy.
Ethnology -- Methodology.
Context (Linguistics)
Cultural relativism.
73.03 methods and techniques of ethnology.
Context (Linguistics)
Cultural relativism.
Ethnology -- Methodology.
Ethnology -- Philosophy.
Culturele antropologie.
Interpretatieve methode.
Antropologia cultural e social.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology
Genre/Form Congresses (form)
Form Electronic book
Author Dilley, Roy, 1954- editor.
LC no. 99035007
ISBN 157181700X