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The Anthropology of Ignorance : An Ethnographic Approach, Hardback Book

The Anthropology of Ignorance : An Ethnographic Approach Hardback

Edited by Casey High, Ann H. Kelly, Jonathan Mair

Part of the Culture, Mind, and Society series


The question of ignorance occupies a central place in anthropological theory and practice.

This volume argues that the concept of ignorance has largely been pursued as the opposite of knowledge or even its obverse.

Though they cover wide empirical ground - from clients of a fertility treatment center in New York to families grappling with suicide in Greenland - contributors share a commitment to understanding the concept as a productive, social practice.

Ultimately, The Anthropology of Ignorance asks whether an academic commitment to knowledge can be squared with lived significance of ignorance and how taking it seriously might alter anthropological research practices.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 220 pages, IX, 220 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9780230340824



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