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Review of Ethnographica Moralia: Experiments in Interpretive Anthropology (Book Review)

Bigger, Stephen (2008) Review of Ethnographica Moralia: Experiments in Interpretive Anthropology (Book Review). Journal of Beliefs and Values, 29 (3). pp. 333-347. ISSN Print: 1361-7672 Online: 1469-9362

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Abstract

This is a set of conference papers, with a Greek theme, on different aspects of post-Geertz ethnography. The contributers are multi-discipliary, from art, music, history and classics as well as anthropology; they see themselves as exploring the cutting edge of practice and interpretation. The starting point is their awareness of the difficulty of representing cultural experience as scientific text. This is a research text rather than a student book. For the advanced student of religion, beliefs and values, this book provides significant caveats about power relationships and their abuse, about representations of cultures, and about research as empowering dialogue. These can fundamentally inform practical research projects which include observation of practice.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: ethnography, postmodern, co-construction
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
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Depositing User: Stephen Bigger
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2008 13:15
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2013 13:34
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/456

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