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Shifting Contexts

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Shifting Contexts
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This text offers a critique of current Western thinking. It does not take it for granted that "global" and "local" indicate orders of magnitude or scales of importance. Rather, it addresses the techniques by which people shift the contexts of their knowledge and thus endow phenomena with local or global significance. This book examines certain contexts in which people (including anthropologists) make different orders of knowledge for themselves as a prelude to questioning assumptions about the "size" of knowledge implied in the contrast between global and local perspectives.
Release date NZ
August 24th, 1995
Contributor
Edited by Marilyn Strathern
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
208
Dimensions
156x234x17
ISBN-13
9780415107945
Product ID
2955025

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