By Daniel Touro Linger
How will we carry either public and private worlds within the eye of a unified conception of which means? What ethnographic and theoretical percentages can we create within the stability? Anthropology via a Double Lens bargains a theoretical framework encompassing either one of those domains—a "double lens." Daniel Touro Linger argues that the literary flip in anthropology, which treats tradition as textual content, has been a mistaken flip. Cultural research of the interpretive or discursive kind, which makes a speciality of public symbols, has trouble seeing—much much less dealing convincingly with—actual individuals. whereas emphasizing the significance of social environments, Linger insists on equivalent sensitivity to the experiential immediacies of human lives. He develops a sustained critique of interpretive and discursive tendencies in modern anthropology, that have too strongly emphasised social determinism and public symbols whereas too without difficulty brushing aside mental and biographical realities.
Anthropology via a Double Lens demonstrates the ability of an alternate twin standpoint via a mix of severe essays and ethnographic experiences drawn from the author's box examine in São Luís, a northeastern Brazilian country capital, and Toyota urban, a jap manufacturing unit city. To span the space among the general public and the non-public, Linger presents a suite of analytical instruments that come with the tips of an enviornment of that means, platforms of platforms, bridging thought, singular lives, and reflective awareness. The instruments open theoretical and ethnographic horizons for exploring the method of meaning-making, the strength of symbolism and rhetoric, the politics of illustration, and the propagation and formation of identities. Linger makes use of those instruments to target key matters in present theoretical and philosophical debates throughout a bunch of disciplines, together with anthropology, psychology, background, and the opposite human sciences.
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Anthropology Through a Double Lens: Public and Personal Worlds in Human Theory by Daniel Touro Linger