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By Daniel Touro Linger

How do we carry either public and private worlds within the eye of a unified conception 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 incorrect flip. Cultural research of the interpretive or discursive sort, which makes a speciality of public symbols, has hassle seeing—much much less dealing convincingly with—actual folks. 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 effectively pushing aside mental and biographical realities.

Anthropology via a Double Lens demonstrates the facility of an alternate twin viewpoint via a mix of severe essays and ethnographic stories drawn from the author's box learn in São Luís, a northeastern Brazilian kingdom capital, and Toyota urban, a eastern manufacturing unit city. To span the space among the general public and the private, Linger offers a collection of analytical instruments that come with the guidelines of an enviornment of which means, structures of structures, bridging thought, singular lives, and reflective realization. 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 number of disciplines, together with anthropology, psychology, historical past, and the opposite human sciences.

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