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Marcus, George E.

Works: 33 works in 275 publications in 4 languages and 9,857 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about George E Marcus
Most widely held works by George E Marcus
Writing culture : the poetics and politics of ethnography : a School of American Research advanced seminar by James Clifford( Book )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these new essays, a group of experienced ethnographers, a literary critic, and a historian of anthropology, all known for advanced analytic work on ethnographic writing, place ethnography at the center of a new intersection of social history, interpretive anthropology, travel writing, discourse theory, and textual criticism. The authors analyze classic examples of cultural description, from Goethe and Catlin to Malinowski, Evans-Pritchard, and Le Roy Ladurie, showing the persistence of allegorial patterns and rhetorical tropes. They assess recent experimental trends and explore the functions of orality, ethnicity, and power in ethnographic composition. Writing Culture argues that ethnography is in the midst of a political and epistemological crisis: Western writers no longer portray non-Western peoples with unchallenged authority; the process of cultural representation is now inescapably contingent, historical, and contestable. The essays in this volume help us imagine a fully dialectical ethnography acting powerfully in the postmodern world system. They challenge all writers in the humanities and social sciences to rethink the poetics and politics of cultural invention. -- From (Nov. 14, 2016)
Anthropology as cultural critique : an experimental moment in the human sciences by George E Marcus( Book )

44 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using cultural anthropology to analyse debates that reverberate throughout the human sciences, this text looks at cultural anthropology's past accomplishments, its current predicaments, future direction, and its insights for other fields of study
Fieldwork is not what it used to be : learning anthropology's method in a time of transition by James D Faubion( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past two decades anthropologists have been challenged to rethink the nature of ethnographic research, the meaning of fieldwork, and the role of ethnographers. Ethnographic fieldwork has cultural, social, and political ramifications that have been much discussed and acted upon, but the training of ethnographers still follows a very traditional pattern; this volume engages and takes its point of departure in the experiences of ethnographers-in-the-making that encourage alternative models for professional training in fieldwork and its intellectual contexts.The work done by contributors to Fieldwork Is Not What It Used to Be articulates, at the strategic point of career-making research, features of this transformation in progress. Setting aside traditional anxieties about ethnographic authority, the authors revisit fieldwork with fresh initiative. In search of better understandings of the contemporary research process itself, they assess the current terms of the engagement of fieldworkers with their subjects, address the constructive, open-ended forms by which the conclusions of fieldwork might take shape, and offer an accurate and useful description of what it means to become-and to be-an anthropologist today.Contributors:Lisa Breglia, George Mason University; Jae A. Chung, Aalen University; James D. Faubion, Rice University; Michael M. J. Fischer, MIT; Kim Fortun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Jennifer A. Hamilton, Hampshire College; Christopher M. Kelty, UCLA; George E. Marcus, University of California, Irvine; Nahal Naficy, Rice University; Kristin Peterson, University of California, Irvine; Deepa S. Reddy, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Ethnographica moralia : experiments in interpretive anthropology( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifford Geertz, in his 1973 'Inspection of Cultures', brought about an epistemological revolution. This book maps the circuits of cross-fertilisations among disciplines in the humanities and social sciences that have developed from Geertz's 'interpretive turn'
Ethnography through thick and thin by George E Marcus( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traffic in culture : refiguring art and anthropology by George E Marcus( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this collection signal a relationship between anthropology and the study of art. They explore the boundaries and affinities between art, anthropology, representation and culture, casting a critical, ethnographic light on the art worlds of the contemporary West and their "traffic" in non-Western objects. Starting from the premise that the traditional anthropology of art has been developed within categories and practices of Westem art worlds themselves, this volume develops a new framework for understanding how western art - its avant-gardes, scholars, commentators, and collectors - have appropriated anthropological subjects like the "primitive" and the "exotic other."
Critical anthropology now : unexpected contexts, shifting constituencies, changing agendas( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1980s saw a remarkable infusion of provocative new styles of critical thought in US academia. In anthropology, the classic Writing Culture deeply challenged basic assumptions about the nature of representation, of description, and of subjectivity and objectivity. One of Writing Culture's enduring legacies is the changing nature of anthropological research practice itself, vividly represented in this volume." "Critical Anthropology Now offers ten innovative ethnographic projects that demonstrate how new and more complex locations of research - from the boardrooms of multinational corporations to the chat rooms of the Internet - are giving rise to shifts in the character of both fieldwork and fieldworker."--Jacket
Perilous states : conversations on culture, politics, and nation by George E Marcus( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rereading cultural anthropology by George E Marcus( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elites, ethnographic issues( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designs for an anthropology of the contemporary by Paul Rabinow( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N this compact volume, two of anthropology's most influential theorists, Paul Rabinow and George E. Marcus, engage in a series of conversations about the past, present, and future of anthropological knowledge and practice. James Faubion joins in several exchanges to facilitate and elaborate the dialogue, and Tobias Rees moderates the discussions and contributes an introduction and an afterword to the volume. Most of the conversations are focused on contemporary challenges to how anthropology understands its subject and how ethnographic research projects are designed and carried out. Rabinow and Marcus reflect on what remains distinctly anthropological about the study of contemporary events and processes, and they contemplate productive new directions for the field. The two converge in Marcus's emphasis on the need to redesign pedagogical practices for training anthropological researchers and in Rabinow's proposal of collaborative initiatives in which ethnographic research designs could be analyzed, experimented with, and transformed
Theory can be more than it used to be : learning anthropology's method in a time of transition( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnography, fieldwork, theorization -- Portable analytics and lateral theory / Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe -- On programmatics / James D. Faubion -- The ambitions of theory work in the production of contemporary anthropological research / George E. Marcus -- Theorizing the present ethnographically / Andreas Glaeser -- Trans-formations of theory / Kaushik Sunder Rajan -- Figuring out theory: ethnographic sketches / Kim Fortun -- Pedagogy, training, analytical method -- Responses -- Theory as parallax and provocation / Andrea Ballestero -- Undisciplined engagements: anthropology, ethnography, theory / Lisa Breglia -- Theory-making: from the raw to the cooked / Jessica Marie Falcone -- People in glass cages (shouldn't throw theoretical stones) / Jamer Hunt -- Ethnography and social theory: a dialectic to hang our hats on / Townsend Middleton -- Theory as method / Deepa S. Reddy -- Dialogue -- Encountering and engaging theory (or not) -- Theory in the positive sense of the term -- Teaching theory and analytical method
Connected : engagements with media( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural producers in perilous states : editing events, documenting change( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nobility and the chiefly tradition in the modern Kingdom of Tonga by George E Marcus( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book systematically analyzes the relationship between geography and communication and shows how geographical approaches open up familiar and unfamiliar aspects of communication for analysis and discussion
Tongans : OU09( )

in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection about the Tonga consists of 111 documents, and covers the time span from 900 to 2004. Topics include early accounts of traditional Tongan ethnography, kinship, kava ceremonialism, rank and status, missionization in Tonga, demography, child care and socialization, gender relations, health and medicine, material culture, and myths, legends, and folktales. The Tongans primarily live on a group of islands (islands of Tonga, also known as the Friendly Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean. Tonga established its own constitutional monarchy in 1875 and became an independent country in 1970
Political tolerance and American democracy by John L Sullivan( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retóricas de la antropología( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China inside out : contemporary Chinese nationalism and transnationalism( )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "war on terror" has generated a scramble for expertise on Islamic or Asian "culture" and revived support for area studies, but it has done so at the cost of reviving the kinds of dangerous generalizations that area studies have rightly been accused of. This book provides a much-needed perspective on area studies, a perspective that is attentive to both manifestations of "traditional culture" and the new global relationships in which they are being played out. The authors shake off the shackles of the orientalist legacy but retain a close reading of local processes. They challenge the boundaries of China and question its study from different perspectives, but believe that area studies have a role to play if their geographies are studied according to certain common problems. In the case of China, the book shows the diverse array of critical but solidly grounded research approaches that can be used in studying a society. Its approach neither trivializes nor dismisses the elusive effects of culture, and it pays attention to both the state and the multiplicity of voices that challenge it
The ancient regime in the modern kingdom of Tonga : conflict and change among the nobility of a Polynesian constitutional monarchy by George E Marcus( )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Writing culture : the poetics and politics of ethnography : a School of American Research advanced seminar
Alternative Names
George E. Marcus

George Marcus Amerikaans antropoloog

George Marcus anthropologue, professeur à la Rice university, Houston, Texas

George Marcus antropologo statunitense

George Marcus US-amerikanischer Kulturanthropologe, Hochschullehrer und Autor

Marcus, George.

Marcus, George Emanuel.

Marcus, George Emanuel 1946-

جورج مارکوس

マーカス, ジョージ・E

Anthropology as cultural critique : an experimental moment in the human sciencesFieldwork is not what it used to be : learning anthropology's method in a time of transitionEthnographica moralia : experiments in interpretive anthropologyEthnography through thick and thinThe traffic in culture : refiguring art and anthropologyCritical anthropology now : unexpected contexts, shifting constituencies, changing agendasPerilous states : conversations on culture, politics, and nationRereading cultural anthropology