2. Beyond the Whole in Ethnographic Practice?

Introduction to Part 1

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

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324426.ch2

Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology

Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology

How to Cite

Otto, T. and Bubandt, N. (2010) Beyond the Whole in Ethnographic Practice?, in Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology (eds T. Otto and N. Bubandt), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324426.ch2

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:

  • Beyond the Whole in Ethnographic Practice?;
  • “to provide a full picture of a closely observed way of life”;
  • Holism and Culture Critique;
  • “epistemological critique” and “cross-cultural juxtaposition”;
  • “more pluralistically sensitive systems perspectives”;
  • Holism and Ethnographic Representation;
  • actor-network theory (ANT);
  • “familiar or fully understood by no one, and that all are in search of puzzling out”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Holism and Culture Critique

  • Holism and Ethnographic Representation

  • The Chapters

  • References