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A Critique of Postmodern Anthropology In Defense of Disciplinary Origins and Traditions (Mellen Studies in Anthropology, V. 10) by H. Sidky

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press .
Written in English


  • Social & cultural anthropology,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Anthropology - General,
  • Ethnology,
  • Interpretation (Philosophy),
  • Methodology,
  • Philosophy,
  • Postmodernism

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages487
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10971400M
ISBN 100773467815
ISBN 109780773467811

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Jean-Francois Lyotard ( – ) was the author of a highly influential work on postmodern society called, The Postmodern Condition (). This book was a critique of the current state of knowledge among modern postindustrial nations such as those found in the United States and much of . This book provides a focused critique of the currently fashionable literary/interpretive approaches in cultural anthropology and their challenge to science, scientific anthropology, and Pages:   A Critique of Postmodern Anthropology by H. Sidky, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(1). Francis Wheen's book How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World broadly critiques a variety of non-critical paradigms with a significant critique of cultural relativism and the use of postmodern tropes to explain all modern geo-political phenomena. According to Wheen, postmodern scholars tend to critique unfair power structures in the west including issues of race, class, patriarchy, the effect of radical .

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