By Daniel Touro Linger
How will we carry either public and private worlds within the eye of a unified thought of that means? What ethnographic and theoretical probabilities 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 flawed flip. Cultural research of the interpretive or discursive kind, which specializes in public symbols, has hassle 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 traits in modern anthropology, that have too strongly emphasised social determinism and public symbols whereas too without difficulty disregarding mental and biographical realities.
Anthropology via a Double Lens demonstrates the facility of another twin point of view via a mix of serious essays and ethnographic experiences drawn from the author's box study in São Luís, a northeastern Brazilian country capital, and Toyota urban, a jap manufacturing facility 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 area of which means, structures of structures, bridging thought, singular lives, and reflective recognition. 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, heritage, 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