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The rapprochement of anthropology and literary reports, started approximately fifteen years in the past via such pioneering students as Clifford Geertz, Edward stated, and James Clifford, has led not just to the production of the recent scholarly area of cultural experiences yet to the deepening and widening of either unique fields. Literary critics have discovered to "anthropologize" their studies—to ask questions on the development of meanings below historic stipulations and think of cultural "situatedness." Anthropologists have came across narratives except the grasp narratives of disciplinary social technology that have to be drawn directly to compose ethnographies.

Culture/Contexture brings jointly for the 1st time literature and anthropology students to mirror at the antidisciplinary urge that has made the artistic borrowing among their fields either attainable and helpful. significantly increasing on such pathbreaking works as James Clifford and George Marcus's Writing Culture and Marcus and Michael M. J. Fischer's Anthropology as Cultural Critique, individuals discover the fascination that pulls the disciplines jointly and the fears that maintain them aside. Their subject matters exhibit the wealthy intersection of anthropology and literary experiences, starting from analyzing and race to writing and illustration, incest and violence, and commute and time.

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