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Culture writing [electronic resource] : literature and anthropology in the midcentury Atlantic world /
Tim Watson.
imprint
New York, NY, Unted States of America : Oxford University Press, [2018]
description
xvii, 218 pages ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9780190852672 (hardback), 9780190852696 (epub)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York, NY, Unted States of America : Oxford University Press, [2018]
isbn
9780190852672 (hardback)
9780190852696 (epub)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction: culture writing -- The anglophone Atlantic world. "Jumble sales are the same the world over": Barbara Pym and transatlantic anthropology; The sun also sets: anthropology at the end of empire in Ursula le Guin and Laura Bohannan; "Every guy has his own Africa": development and anthropology in Saul Bellow and Bessie Head -- The francophone Atlantic world. "L'ethnologue de soi-même": Édouard Glissant and francophone anthropology; Cultures in contact: memoir and ethnography in Michel Leiris -- Afterword: postcolonial anthropological literature: Amitav Ghosh and Erna Brodber.
abstract
"Culture Writing argues that the period of decolonization witnessed dynamic exchanges between writers and anthropologists on both sides of the Atlantic. The book analyzes writers who engaged professionally with anthropology--Barbara Pym, Ursula Le Guin, Saul Bellow, Édouard Glissant--and anthropologists who adopted literary forms--Laura Bohannan, Michel Leiris, and Claude Lévi-Strauss" --
catalogue key
11651493
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-212) and index.

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