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Imaginary Ethnographies: Literature, Culture, and Subjectivity

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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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