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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 181–189.
Published: 01 April 2018
... difficult but of inestimable value. Our best work is on the margins of sense. This conclusion is elaborated with a look at recent work in “philosophical anthropology” and “anthropological philosophy” associated with the so-called ontological turn in anthropology. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 178–187.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Marcel Detienne Duke University Press 2002 Translated by Ashraf Noor MURDEROUS IDENTITY Anthropology, History, and the Art of Constructing Comparables Marcel Detienne Translated by Ashraf Noor...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 553–554.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Ian Hacking Mialet Hélène , Hawking Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2012 ), 266 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 104–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Bruce Kapferer This piece addresses Marilyn Strathern's article, “Binary License,” and the important contribution she makes to the development of an anthropology that is truly comparative and that aims to escape some important disadvantages of an earlier relativism. This comment places her in the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 419–489.
Published: 01 August 2014
... AND WAR IN NONSTATE SOCIETIES An Anatomy of the Literature in Anthropology and Political Science Johan M. G. van der Dennen Present-­day discourse about “the myth of the peaceful savage” is, clearly, an extension of the old Hobbes-­Rousseau controversy, but it is not so clear when...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 491–493.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith Latour Bruno , An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns , trans. Porter Catherine . ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2013 ), 520 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 541.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Clifford Geertz John H. Zammito, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002), 576 pp. Duke University Press 2003 LITTLE REVIEWS John H. Zammito, Kant, Herder, and the Birth of Anthropology (Chicago: University of Chicago...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 128–145.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Eduardo Viveiros de Castro The article assumes that the expression “comparative relativism”—the title of the Common Knowledge symposium in which the essay appears—is neither tautological nor oxymoronic. Rather, the author construes the term as an apt synthetic characterization of anthropology and...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 321.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Marilyn Strathern Descombes Vincent , The Institutions of Meaning: A Defense of Anthropological Holism , trans. Schwartz Stephen Adam . ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2014 ), 360 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Peter Skafish; Eduardo Viveiros de Castro; Patrice Maniglier; Louis Morelle This introduction to “Anthropological Philosophy: Symposium on an Unanticipated Conceptual Practice” comprises a brief history of attitudes among anthropologists toward the philosophical field of ontology, and attitudes...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Matei Candea This comment on Eduardo Viveiros de Castro's article, “Zeno and the Art of Anthropology,” considers his definition of what it means to “take seriously” the world of the other, which he regards as the quintessential anthropological move. It means leaving the other's world in a state of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 337–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
... inseparable from questions of theory and method. This essay engages some recent experimental, postcritical responses as formulated by scholars in the fields of anthropology and STS (science, technology, and society). Following decades of reflexive debates and changing institutional and disciplinary...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 163–165.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Eduardo Viveiros de Castro This piece is an answer to comments by Matei Candea, Debbora Battaglia, and Roy Wagner on the author's article, “Zeno and the Art of Anthropology.” Here Viveiros de Castro focuses on the relation between exo- and endo-anthropology, on the conditions for the conceptual...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... Comparative studies are required to treat their objects as alike, at least in some crucial respects; relativism indicates the limits of this practice. Jensen argues that this seeming paradox is productive, as he moves across contexts, from Lévi-Strauss's analysis of comparison as an anthropological method to...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 518–526.
Published: 01 August 2014
... openness that insistence and response afford, he concludes that willingness to respond is more basic to anthropology than the ethnographer's cultivation of the internal strength required to keep anthropology going as an enterprise. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Unfinished Business...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 415–430.
Published: 01 September 2016
... anthropology, as well as the general concept of the sign, were rooted in the perception of a problem too often overlooked: that of the characterization of the data in the social and cultural sciences. Just as Saussure showed that the real problem of linguistics is not, what does it mean? but what are the units...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 325–344.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Renato Sztutman This article is a belated contribution to a Common Knowledge symposium on the “unanticipated conceptual practice” of “anthropological philosophy.” The basic argument is that the groundwork for this emerging approach, associated foremost with Eduardo Viveiros de Castro's book...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 239–248.
Published: 01 April 2012
... generally as “cliometrics”) condemned all nonquantitative historians as fuzzy. In a fourth phase, from the 1970s onward, a still newer fuzzy history, comprising historical anthropology, microhistory, and the New Cultural History, was defined against quantitative history by scholars such as Georges Duby in...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 538–540.
Published: 01 August 2012
... evasion) is the polar opposite of “peasantry” (state-controlled agriculture). The hill peoples’ foraging and swiddening were thus political choices. Scott’s anthropological and geographical approach to these historical studies is admirable, but, despite his book’s subtitle ( An Anarchist History of Upland...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 9–10.
Published: 01 January 2014
... former is less interested in history per se than in fields like anthropology, philosophy, and literary theory. Thomas's column expresses doubt about the intellectual restlessness of historians like Ginzburg and about the preparation of microhistorians to write constantly on topics new to them, but it...