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Author Stoller, Paul.

Title The power of the between : an anthropological odyssey / Paul Stoller
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 201 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; Prologue: The Power of the Between; 1 Seeking Truth; 2 Alternative Truths; 3 Embodiments; 4 Knowledge; 5 Sorcery; 6 New York City; 7 Complexities; 8 Family; 9 Sensuousness; 10 Embodied Memories; 11 Wood; 12 New World Circuits; 13 Art; 14 Intersections; 15 Weaving the World; 16 Immunology and the Village of the Healthy; 17 Entering the Village of the Sick; 18 Sorcery in the World; 19 Remission; 20 Reconfiguration; 21 Ethnography; 22 Memoir; 23 Imagination; 24 Stories; Epilogue: Flying on the Wings of the Wind; Notes; References; Index
Summary It is the anthropologist's fate to always be between things: countries, languages, cultures, even realities. But rather than lament this, anthropologist Paul Stoller here celebrates the creative power of the between, showing how it can transform us, changing our conceptions of who we are, what we know, and how we live in the world. Beginning with his early days with the Peace Corps in Africa and culminating with a recent bout with cancer, The Power of the Between is an evocative account of the circuitous path Stoller's life has taken, offering a fascinating depiction of how a career is shaped
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-198) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Stoller, Paul.
Anthropologists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Anthropologists -- Niger -- Biography.
Songhai (African people) -- Niger -- Religion.
Songhai (African people) -- Niger -- Social life and customs.
West Africans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008032886
ISBN 0226775348 (Cloth)
0226775364 (electronic bk.)
9780226775340 (Cloth)
9780226775364 (electronic bk.)