Phenomenology in Anthropology (Paperback)

A Sense of Perspective

By Michael Jackson (Afterword by), Kalpana Ram (Editor), Christopher Houston (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253017758, 330pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2015

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This volume explores what phenomenology adds to the enterprise of anthropology, drawing on and contributing to a burgeoning field of social science research inspired by the phenomenological tradition in philosophy. Essays by leading scholars ground their discussions of theory and method in richly detailed ethnographic case studies. The contributors broaden the application of phenomenology in anthropology beyond the areas in which it has been most influential--studies of sensory perception, emotion, bodiliness, and intersubjectivity--into new areas of inquiry such as martial arts, sports, dance, music, and political discourse.

About the Author

Kalpana Ram is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Macquarie University and Director of the India Research Centre. Her books include Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and Its Provocations of the Modern.Christopher Houston is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Macquarie University. His books include Kurdistan: Crafting of National Selves (IUP, 2008).