Celebrating Transgression: Method and Politics in Anthropological Studies of Culture
Hutnyk, John and Rao, Ursula, eds. 2006. Celebrating Transgression: Method and Politics in Anthropological Studies of Culture. New York, Oxford: Berghahn. ISBN 1845450256 [Edited Book]No full text available
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Abstract or Description
Transgression is the stock in trade of a certain kind of anthropological sensibility that transforms fieldwork from strict social science to something more engaging. It builds on Koepping’s idea that participation transforms perception and investigates how transgressive practices have triggered the re-theorization of conventional forms of thought and life. It focuses on social practices in various cultural fields including the method and politics of anthropology in order to show how transgressive experiences become relevant for the organisation and understanding of social relations. This book brings key authors in anthropology together to debate and transgress anthropological expectations. Through transgression as method, as discussed here, our understanding of the world is transformed, and anthropology as a discipline becomes dangerous and relevant again.