Resonance: Beyond the Words by Unni Wikan PDF

By Unni Wikan

Resonance gathers jointly 40 years of anthropological examine through a researcher and author with one of many broadest fieldwork résumés in anthropology: Unni Wikan. In its twelve essays—four of that are model new—Resonance covers encounters with transvestites in Oman, childbirth in Bhutan, poverty in Cairo, and honor killings in Scandinavia, with visits to a number of different locales and topics in among. together with a complete preface and advent that brings the complete paintings into concentration, Resonance surveys an amazing profession of anthropological inquiry that demonstrates the chance for a typical humanity, a fashion of figuring out others on their lonesome terms.


Deploying Clifford Geertz’s proposal of “experience-near” observations —and pushed by way of an ambition to paintings past Geertz’s personal limitations—Wikan strives for an anthropology that sees, describes, and is aware the human situation within the versions and ideas of the folks being saw. She highlights the basics of an explicitly comparative, person-centered, and empathic method of fieldwork, pushing anthropology to shift from the expert discourses of educational specialists to a clutch of what the Balinese name keneh— the guts, concept, and feeling of the genuine humans of the realm. by way of deploying this technique throughout one of these variety of websites and groups, she presents a robust argument that ever-deeper perception should be attained regardless of our differences.

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