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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]

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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.

Item Type: Edited Book

Keywords:

anthropology, field work, political anthropology, transgression, participant observation,

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Centre for Cultural Studies

Date:

2006

Item ID:

4298

Date Deposited:

10 Nov 2010 15:19

Last Modified:

07 Dec 2012 12:54

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/4298
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