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IntroductIon: Against Exoticism

Kapferer, Bruce and Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios (2016) IntroductIon: Against Exoticism. In: Kapferer, Bruce and Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios, eds. Against Exoticism: Toward the Transcendence of Relativism and Universalism in Anthropology. Berghahn Books, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 1-23. ISBN 978-1-78533-370-5. E-ISBN 978-1-78533-371-2. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Anthropology begins in the encounter with the ‘exotic’: what stands outside of—and challenges—conventional or established understandings. This volume confronts the distortions of orientalism, ethnocentrism, and romantic nostalgia to expose exoticism, defined as the construction of false and unsubstantiated difference. Its aim is to re-found the importance of the exotic in the development of anthropological knowledge and to overcome methodological dualisms and dualistic approaches.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: The exotic, exoticism, orientalist, anthropological theory
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 17:57 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52385 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8453-3450
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