Commentary: The Complementarity of Intrapsychic and Intersubjective Dimensions of Social Reality


  • Michael D. Jackson


This comment revisits the pioneering work of George Devereux in arguing for a reintegration of ethnographic and psychological perspectives in anthropology. The focus is not on an epistemological fusion of these different perspectives but on methodological strategies whose measure of value may be practical, aesthetic, or interpretive, depending on the researcher's interests and the research subject's own concerns. [George Devereux, psychoanalytic anthropology, phenomenological anthropology]