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The Anthropology of Ignorance: An Ethnographic Approach (Culture, Mind and…

by Ph. D. Casey High

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0230340822, Hardcover)

The question of ignorance occupies a central place in anthropological theory and practice. This volume argues that the concept of ignorance has largely been pursued as the opposite of knowledge or even its obverse. Though they cover wide empirical ground - from clients of a fertility treatment center in New York to families grappling with suicide in Greenland - contributors share a commitment to understanding the concept as a productive, social practice. Ultimately, The Anthropology of Ignorance asks whether an academic commitment to knowledge can be squared with lived significance of ignorance and how taking it seriously might alter anthropological research practices.

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Documents the many relationships and practices that depend on the suspension of knowledge or the generation, deployment, or recognition of ignorance.

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