1. Anthropology and the Predicaments of Holism

  1. Ton Otto1 and
  2. Nils Bubandt2
  1. Nils Bubandt2 and
  2. Ton Otto1

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324426.ch1

Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology

Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology

How to Cite

Bubandt, N. and Otto, T. (2010) Anthropology and the Predicaments of Holism, in Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology (eds T. Otto and N. Bubandt), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324426.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns Qld 4870, Australia

  2. 2

    Afdeling for Antropologi og Etnografi, Aarhus Universitet, Moesgaard, 8270 Hojbjerg, Denmark

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns Qld 4870, Australia

  2. 2

    Afdeling for Antropologi og Etnografi, Aarhus Universitet, Moesgaard, 8270 Hojbjerg, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333237

Online ISBN: 9781444324426

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Keywords:

  • Anthropology and the Predicaments of Holism;
  • “Anthropologists Do It in Context”;
  • “Photographers Do It in the Dark”;
  • Holism in Anthropological Self-Representation;
  • “Landscape Gardeners Do It Horizontally”;
  • The Abject Heart of Anthropology;
  • “the anthropological perspective”;
  • “a certain nervousness, rising at times to something near panic”;
  • “one of the cornerstones of twentieth-century ethnography”;
  • The Structure of the Book: Four Kinds of Experiments in Holism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why Bother With Holism?

  • Holism in Anthropological Self-Representation

  • The Abject Heart of Anthropology

  • A Brief History of Holism

  • The Scope of the Book

  • The Structure of the Book: Four Kinds of Experiments in Holism

  • References