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    By: Unni Wikan

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    ISBN
    9780226924465
    Date Released
    Binding
    Hardcover
    Pages
    368
     

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    Description
    "Resonance gathers together forty years of anthropological study by a researcher and writer with one of the broadest fieldwork râesumâes in anthropology: Unni Wikan. In its twelve essays--four of which are brand new--Resonance covers encounters with transvestites in Oman, childbirth in Bhutan, poverty in Cairo, and honor killings in Scandinavia, with visits to several other locales and subjects in between. Including a comprehensive preface and introduction that brings the whole work into focus, Resonancesurveys an astonishing career of anthropological inquiry that demonstrates the possibility for a common humanity, a way of knowing others on their own terms. Deploying Clifford Geertz's concept of "experience-near" observations --and driven by an ambition to work beyond Geertz's own limitations--Wikan strives for an anthropology that sees, describes, and understands the human condition in the models and concepts of the people being observed. She highlights the fundamentals of an explicitly comparative, person-centered, and empathic approach to fieldwork, pushing anthropology to shift from the specialist discourses of academic experts to a grasp of what the Balinese call keneh-- the heart, thought, and feeling of the real people of the world. By deployingthis strategy across such a range of sites and communities, she provides a powerful argument that ever-deeper insight can be attained despite our differences."--Publisher's website.

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