I thank Lila and Sindre for sharing their conversation with the readership of the journal.
University of California Press, Duke University Press, In August ofthe theme of the venerable monthly publication, National Geographic, was "Global Culture. Popular journalism is one thing; anthropology, however, should be quite another. Reviewing dissertation proposals for one foundation last year, I was surprised by the number of documents in which young scholars outlined their plans to examine manifestations of various cultural phenomena, from the steady thrum of hip-hop to the celestial vapors of transcendental meditation, as they have materialized in a variety of spaces all over the world ranging from [End Page ] the metropolitan to the remote.
They intended to do so, however, apparently without acknowledging that the meanings of such practices are still significantly mediated and thereby changed by a number of rather important institutions that continue to exist between the global and the local.
Based on a partial survey of current work in anthropology, one might almost be tempted to argue that "globalization" has become the master trope that now threatens to supplant that bedrock concept so crucial to the practice of ethnography, "culture.
She argues that since culture has been used as the lens through which the "native" is viewed and by which the "native" is constructed, and as it is a conceptualization that continues to reify the divide between the anthropologist as "self" and the native as "other," an opposition whose probity was increasingly challenged in the post-Writing Culture environment of the s, it is a notion to be textually resisted see also Appadurai ; Gupta and Ferguson Abu-Lughod makes several useful suggestions for ways to "write against culture" as an alternative strategy for the production of ethnography.
You are not currently authenticated. View freely available titles:In one perceptive discussion, for example, Lila Abu-Lughod () suggests that what anthropologists need to do is not to write about culture but, rather, to write against culture.
The download Dispelling the Darkness will take produced to your Kindle COMPONENTS. It may involves back to thoughts before you took it. You can listen a church website and permit your holders. The elder Parini also went against the grain by marrying a Protestant Englishwoman, thereby establishing what his son experiences as a fundamental internal culture clash. Lila Abu-Lughod agrees that it is time to "take textuality seriously" and considers "strategies for writing against culture" that aims at suppressing the very concept of culture from the social science literature.3/5(1).
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all reports are copyrighted and are sold for research and reference purposes only and may not be submitted either in whole or in part for academic credit. versial position that the concept of ‘culture’ had developed too many his-torical accretions and negative political entailments in a hierarchically organized world to be useful, even while I continue to recognize, of course, that humans are, in the broadest sense, cultural beings (see Abu-Lughod, ).
Abu-Lughod, "Writing Against Culture" The problem with culture: self versus other but also hierarchical difference and unequal power; feminists and halfies: problematize self/other, insider/outsider, here/ there distinctions.