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Titolo:
Living on ethnography and comparison - What difference do Hai vertical barvertical bar om "bushmen" make to anthropology (and vice versa)?
Autore:
Widlok, T;
Indirizzi:
Univ Cologne, Inst Ethnol, D-5000 Cologne 41, Germany Univ Cologne Cologne Germany 41 Inst Ethnol, D-5000 Cologne 41, Germany Univ London London Sch Econ & Polit Sci, Dept Anthropol, London WC2A 2AE, England Univ London London Sch Econ & Polit Sci London England WC2A 2AE England
Titolo Testata:
ANTHROPOS
fascicolo: 2, volume: 96, anno: 2001,
pagine: 359 - 378
SICI:
0257-9774(2001)96:2<359:LOEAC->2.0.ZU;2-K
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
Namibia; Hai vertical bar vertical bar om; Mangetti; sociality; ethnography; comparison; cultural difference; case-based evidence; political relevance; hunter-gatherer studies;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
33
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Citazione:
T. Widlok, "Living on ethnography and comparison - What difference do Hai vertical barvertical bar om "bushmen" make to anthropology (and vice versa)?", ANTHROPOS, 96(2), 2001, pp. 359-378

Abstract

Anthropologists are concerned about the absence of their discipline in Namibia and in the wider region. In this contribution I try to clarify what exactly is missing if anthropology is not institutionalised locally. I underline the importance of ethnography and comparison which I fear is underestimated by some recent work. In my response to views about my own work aired in Anthropos (2001), I point out the useful potentials of comparative ethnography with special reference to hunter-gatherer studies, I argue against attempts at redefining all anthropological work as contemporary history and extreme reflexivity and at renouncing and denouncing all comparative anthropology as anachronistic and politically irresponsible. I identify three new debates dealing with cultural difference, case-based evidence, and political relevance, which I hope will take over the space previously occupied by "the Kalahari debate."

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