Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object

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Columbia University Press, 2002 - History - 205 pages
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Johannes Fabian takes an historical look at anthropology to demonstrate the emergence, transformation, and differentiation of uses of Time. Anthropological theory, from its beginnings in philosophy and linguistics, has provided Western thought and politics with deep-rooted images and convictions amounting to a kind of political cosmology. The anthropologists are 'here and now, ' the objects of their discourse are 'there and then, ' and the existence of the 'other'-- the 'savage', 'the 'primitive, ' the 'underdeveloped' world -- in the same time as ours is regularly denied. While written for the anthropologist, Time and the Other applies equally well to the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, and history.

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I read this for my Oral History class. It is another book we are constantly reminded is crucial and foundational and that conveniently proves to be near impossible to make any sense of, which seems ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Johannes Fabian is professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam.

Matti Bunzl is professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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