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Beyond anthropology : society and the other / Bernard McGrane.

By: McGrane, Bernard.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c1989Description: x, 150 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0231066848 (alk. paper); 9780231066846 (alk. paper); 0231066856 (pbk.); 9780231066853 (pbk.).Subject(s): Anthropology -- Philosophy -- History | Difference (Philosophy) | Ethnocentrism | Social perception -- History | Theological anthropology -- Christianity | Diferencia (Filosofía) | Etnocentrismo | Percepción social -- Historia | Hombre (Teología cristiana) | Anthropologie -- Philosophie -- Histoire | Différence (Philosophie) | Perception sociale -- Histoire | Homme (Théologie chrétienne) | Ethnocentrisme | De ander | Culturele verschillen | Westerse wereld | Mensbeeld | Sociale waarneming | Cultuur | Etnocentrisme | Sozialanthropologie | Anthropology Philosophy History | Difference (Philosophy) | Ethnocentrism | Geschichte 1400-1900 | Social perception History | Theological anthropology ChristianityDDC classification: 306/.09 Other classification: 08.36 | 71.02 | MS 9350 | 70.03
Contents:
introduction ---- 1. The other in the Renaissance --- 2. The other in the Enlightenment --- 3. The other in the Nineteenth century ---- Conclusion.
Summary: This study analyzes the manner in which the perception of human difference has changed from the time of the Renaissance to the 20th century. Building on the insights of Foucault and Garfinkel, it charts how humanity has become contained within the anthropological concept of the "Other".
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-144) and index.

introduction ---- 1. The other in the Renaissance --- 2. The other in the Enlightenment --- 3. The other in the Nineteenth century ---- Conclusion.

This study analyzes the manner in which the perception of human difference has changed from the time of the Renaissance to the 20th century. Building on the insights of Foucault and Garfinkel, it charts how humanity has become contained within the anthropological concept of the "Other".

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Inspired more by Tzvetan Todorov (The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other, CH, Oct '84) than by Marvin Harris (The Rise of Anthropological Theory, CH, Feb '69), McGrane describes the modes of construction of the non-Western Other in European thought from the 16th century through the early 20th century. McGrane illustrates the transition from the demonic non-Western Other, ripe for Christian conversion, in 16th-century European cosmography, through the unenlightened and geographically peripheral savage Other who is ignorant of causal knowledge, to the 19th-century primitive Other whose differences from the West are ranged along a time scale of progress or development. In this latter characterization, McGrane draws particularly on Johannes Fabian's Time and the Other (1983). Contemporary relativistic explanation of the non-Western Other, McGrane notes, appeals to accounts of cultural differences. A provocative interpretation developed at a somewhat breathless pace, this essay is appropriate for upper-division undergraduate and graduate collections. -D. D. Caulkins, Grinnell College

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