Para-Sites: A Casebook Against Cynical Reason

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University of Chicago Press, 15 Απρ 2000 - 493 σελίδες
Para-Sites, the penultimate volume in the Late Editions series, explores how social actors located within centers of power and privilege develop and express a critical consciousness of their own situations. Departing from the usual focus of ethnography and cultural analysis on the socially marginalized, these pieces probe subjects who are undeniably complicit with powerful institutional engines of contemporary change. In each case, the possibility of alternative thinking or practices is in complex relation to the subject's source of empowerment.

These cases challenge the condition of cynicism that has been the favored mode of characterizing the mind-set of intellectuals and professionals, comfortable in their lives of middle-class consumption and work. In their effort to establish para-sites of critical awareness parallel to the levels of political and economic power at which they function, these subjects suggest that those who lead ordinary lives of modest power and privilege might not be parasites in relation to the systems they serve, but may be creating unique and independent critical perspectives.
 

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Introduction
1
The Work
15
Expatriating Culture Writing Thailand
103
The Makings of a South
151
The Dressmaker as Cultural Producer
195
Academics and the Production of an Intellectual Discourse
225
Reportajes de Alvarado
257
Filming within Indian Mediascapes
287
Museum in a
349
From the Singular to
377
Y2000
393
Looking Back to Late Editions 5 Corporate Futures
431
Contributors
483
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George E. Marcus is a professor and the chair of the Department of Anthropology at Rice University. He is the coauthor of Anthropology as Cultural Critique, among other books, and was the inaugural editor of the journal Cultural Anthropology.

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