In this interview, completed in November 2016, the anthropologist Talal Asad (b. 1933) reviews methodological and theoretical questions that continue to animate his work. The conversation is framed by his concept of tradition and touches on themes of temporality and sovereignty, failure and fragility, ethnographic conceits and forms of life.
Research Article|June 01 2017
Thinking about Method: A Conversation with Talal Asad
Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 195-218.