el punto de vista de los nativos': sobre la naturaleza del conocimiento
in: Alteridades. Revista de Antropologia, vol. 1 no. 1 (1991), pp. 102-110
(by Clifford Geertz)
reflection on methodology in anthropological research prompted by the
controversy surrounding Bronislow Malinowski's diaries focusing on the issue of
the definition of self in different cultures. It is argued that accounts of the
subjectivities of other peoples can be constructed on the basis of only normal
capacities to both put one's own conceptions aside & relate to others, since
anthropological knowledge derives strictly from the ability to interpret the
modes of expression (ie, the systems of symbols) of other cultures. The argument
is illustrated through ethnographic evidence from work in Java, Bali, &
source: Sociological Abstracts Inc. (paper version)
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