Publisher description for Anthropology through the looking-glass : critical ethnography in the margins of Europe / Michael Herzfeld.


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Counter Using Greek ethnography as a mirror for an ethnography of anthropology itself, this book reveals the ways in which the discipline of anthropology is ensnared in the same political and social symbolism as its object of study. The author pushes the comparative goals of anthropology beyond the traditional separation of tribal object from detached scientific observer, and offers the discipline a critical source of reflexive insight based on empirical ethnography rather than on ideological speculation alone.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Anthropology Philosophy, Ethnology Europe, Ethnology Greece, Greece Social life and customs