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Title Critically modern : alternatives, alterities, anthropologies / edited by Bruce M. Knauft.

Imprint Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2002.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 329 pages) : illustrations
Note Revisions of papers presented at a special session held at the 2000 meeting of the American Anthropological Association in San Francisco.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Annotation Are there multiple ways of being "modern" in the world today? How do people in various parts of the world become modern in their own distinct ways? Does the current focus on modernity in the social sciences resurrect a series of dichotomies ("traditional" and "modern, " "the West" and "the Rest, " "developed" and "undeveloped") that social theorists have sought to move beyond in recent years? Or do inflections of modernity capture key features of ideology and influence in the contemporary world? Combining rich ethnographic analysis with incisive theoretical critiques, this timely volume is certain to make an important mark in anthropology and in all related fields in which modernity is a central problematic.
Contents Critically modern: an introduction / Bruce M. Knauft -- Part 1. -- Bargains with modernity in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere / Robert J. Foster -- Development and personhood: tracing the contours of a moral discourse / Ivan Karp -- Trials of the oxymodern: public practice at Nomad Station / Bruce M. Knauft -- "Hands-up"-ing buses and harvesting cheese-pops: gendered mediation of modern disjuncture in Melanesia / Holly Wardlow -- Part 2 -- Modernity's masculine fantasies / Lisa Rofel -- Accessing "local" modernities: reflections on the place of linguistic evidence in ethnography / Debra A. Spitulnik -- Otherwise modern: Caribbean lessons from the savage slot / Michel-Rolph Trouillot -- Part 3 -- On being modern in a capitalist world: some conceptual and comparative issues / Donald L. Donham -- Alternative modernities of an alternative to "modernity": getting out of the modernist sublime / John D. Kelly -- Modernity and other traditions / Jonathan Friedman.
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Subject Social change -- Cross-cultural studies.
Civilization, Modern -- Cross-cultural studies.
Acculturation -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Cross-cultural studies.
Congressen (vorm)
Added Author Knauft, Bruce M.
Other Form: Print version: Critically modern. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2002 0253341256 (DLC) 2001008306 (OCoLC)48655902
ISBN 0253109418 (electronic bk.)
9780253109415 (electronic bk.)
9780253215383 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0253215382 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0253341256 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0253215382 (pbk. ; alk. paper)