The Making and Unmaking of Differences

Anthropological, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives

This book is about the making and unmaking of socio-cultural differences, seen from anthropological, sociological and philosophical perspectives. Some contributions are of a theoretical nature, such as when the »problem of translation«, »the enigma of alienity« or »queer theory« are addressed; other contributors throw light on contemporary issues like the integration of Muslims in Norway, identity-forming processes in »Creole« societies or »neo-traditionalist movements« and »identity« in Africa. Moreover, the book deals with »strangers« looked at from an »anthropology of the night«. Special emphasis is placed on how globalization and the rapid spread of ever new technologies of information have generated ever new patterns of inclusion and exclusion, and how these can be theorized.

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2006-04-27, 150 pages
ISBN: 978-3-89942-426-3

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Book title
The Making and Unmaking of Differences Anthropological, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
150
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-89942-426-3
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC HP
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 PHI034000
THEMA-Code
JBCC QD
Release date
2006-04-27
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Soziale Ungleichheit
Readership
Social Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Ethnology, Social Constructivism, Identity, Ethnicity, Culture, Social Inequality, Cultural Theory, Philosophy of Culture, Sociology of Culture, Cultural Studies

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