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Imaginary Ethnographies: Literature, Culture, and Subjectivity


Through readings of iconic figures such as the cannibal, the child, the alien, and the posthuman, Gabriele Schwab analyzes literary explorations at the boundaries of the human. Treating literature as a dynamic medium that "writes culture"--one that makes the abstract particular and local, and situates us within the world--Schwab pioneers a compelling approach to reading literary texts as "anthropologies of the future" that challenge habitual productions of meaning and knowledge. Schwab's study draws on anthropology, ...

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    • Title: Imaginary Ethnographies by Gabriele Schwab
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780231159487, 023115948X
    • eText ISBN: 9780231530804
    • Edition: 2012
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