Anthropology in the context that produced it

Abstract

This paper evaluates a definition of anthropology at home formulated by Marilyn Strathern in her book contribution ‘The Limits of Auto-Anthropology’. According to the definition, anthropology at home is anthropology carried out in the social context that produced this discipline. I argue that this is not an adequate definition of anthropology at home.

Keywords: Marilyn Strathern, anthropology at home, auto-anthropology, social context, essential premises, self-knowledge


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