The Anthropology of Experience

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Fourteen authors, including many of the best-known scholars in the field, explore how people actually experience their culture and how those experiences are expressed in forms as varied as narrative, literary work, theater, carnival, ritual reminiscence, and life review. Their studies will be of special interest for anyone working in anthropological theory, symbolic anthropology and contemporary anthropology. 

Table of contents : 

Front Cover……Page 1
Copywright……Page 4
Contents……Page 6
Introduction……Page 8
1. Experience and Its Expressions(Edward M. Bruner)……Page 9
PART ONE: The Concept of Experience……Page 37
2. Dewey,Dilthey,and Drama: An Essay in the Anthropology of Experience(Victor W. Turner)……Page 38
3. Ordinary and Extraordinary Experience(Roger D. Abrahams)……Page 50
4. Reflexivity as Evolution in Thoreau’s Walden(Frederick Turner)……Page 78
PART TWO: Narrative……Page 100
5. llongot Hunting as Story and Experience(Renato Rosaldo)……Page 101
6. Ethnography as Narrative(Edward M. Bruner)……Page 143
PART THREE: Images……Page 160
7. The Argument of Images and the Experience of Relurning to the Whole(James W. Fernandez)……Page 161
8. Performance and the Structuring of Meaning and Experience(Bruce Kapferer)……Page 190
PART FOUR: Reflexivity……Page 206
9. Play and the Problem of Knowing in Hamlet: An Excursion into Intcrpretive Anthropology(Phyllis Gorfain)……Page 207
10. Symbols,Sylphs,and Siwa: Allegorical Machineries in the Text of Balinese Culture(James A. Boon)……Page 241
11. “Life Not Death in Venice”: Its Second Life(Rarbara Myerhoff)……Page 263
PART FIVE: Enactments……Page 289
12. Patronage and Control in the Trinidad Carnival(John Steward)……Page 290
13. Modeled Selves: Helen Cordero’s “Little People”(Barbara A. Babcock)……Page 317
14. Magnitudes of Performance(Richard Schechner)……Page 345
EPILOGUE……Page 371
15. Making Experience, Authoring Selves(Clifford Geertz)……Page 372
Notes on Contributors……Page 380
Index……Page 383