By Sherry B. Ortner
Some of the essays replicate explicitly on theoretical matters: the connection among service provider and tool, the difficult caliber of ethnographic reports of resistance, and the potential of generating an anthropology of subjectivity. Others are ethnographic reviews that observe Ortner’s theoretical framework. In those, she investigates elements of social category, the connection among race and middle-class identification within the usa, the customarily invisible nature of sophistication as a cultural id and as an analytical class in social inquiry, and the position that public tradition and media play within the construction of the category anxieties of new release X. Written with Ortner’s attribute lucidity, those essays represent an enormous assertion concerning the way forward for social concept from one of many prime anthropologists of our time.
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Anthropology and Social Theory: Culture, Power, and the Acting Subject (a John Hope Franklin Center Book) by Sherry B. Ortner