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Bodies and Worlds Alive: an Outline of Phenomenology in Anthropology


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Čargonja, Hrvoje. (2013). Bodies and Worlds Alive: an Outline of Phenomenology in Anthropology. Studia ethnologica Croatica, 25(1). pp. 19-60. ISSN 1330-3627

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The article begins with a short introduction to phenomenology with an emphasis on the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, whose ideas have had a great impact on cultural anthropology since the 1980s, especially through notions like ‘embodiment’ and ‘radical empiricism’. The article will proceed to outline main trends in phenomenological anthropology as well as its precursors. It then dedicates itself to some of the most prominent issues in anthropology in which phenomenology is particularly involved such as: ‘bracketing’, ‘betweenness’, ‘mind-body dualism’ and ‘embodiment’. Alongside a summary of phenomenology’s contribution to anthropology, the conclusions will address some of the critiques that are often directed at phenomenology.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: fenomenologija; antropologija; Maurice Merleau-Ponty; otjelovljenje; dualizam uma i tijela
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2014 11:04
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2014 11:04

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