Perilous states : conversations on culture, politics, and nation

George E. Marcus, editor

Encompassing a range of disciplines - notably anthropology, politics, history, comparative literature, and philosophy - the annual publication "Late Editions" exposes unsettling dilemmas and unprecedented challenges facing cultural studies on the brink of the twenty-first century. Successive volumes appear annually until the year 2000, each engaging the predicaments of particular institutions, nations, and persons at this point of social, cultural, and political change. The project will test the limits of scholarly conventions by finding new ways to expose cultural formations emerging from the maturation or exhaustion of once-powerful ideas whose validity is now deeply in question. "Perilous States", the first volume of "Late Editions", presents conversations between American scholars, most of whom are anthropologists, and individuals situated amidst political and social upheaval with whom they share affinities. Primarily but not exclusively from Eastern Europe, the cast includes Russian writers, Hungarian scientists and academics, Armenian politicians, Siberian religious and medical leaders, a Gypsy leader, a Polish poet, a French politician, and a white South African musician who is a self-styled Zulu. Their voices unite around themes of democracy, market economy, individual rights, and the reawakened force of suppressed ethnic and racial identities. To obtain fresh perspectives on these cultural and social transformations, the volumes consist of in-depth conversations, relayed in essay form, between scholars and individuals in other cultures with whom they share affinities. This novel approach blends the immediacy of interviews, the objectivity of journalism, and the intellectual rigor of scholarship. The second volume published in the autumn of 1994 addresses issues of science and culture. Contributors to this volume are Marjorie Balzer, Sam Beck, David B. Coplan, Michael M.J. Fischer, Nia Georges, Bruce Grant, Douglas R. Holmes, Stella Grigorian, George E. Marcus, Kathryn Milun, Eleni Papagaroufali, Paul Rabinow and Julie Taylor.

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  • 1 Introduction to the Series and to Volume 1, George E. Marcus 2 Dirges for Soviets Passed, Bruce Grant 3 Returning to Eastern Europe, Kathryn Milun 4 Six to Eight Characters in Search of Armenian Society amidst the Carnivalization of History, Michael M. J. Fischer and Stella Grigorian 5 Two Urban Shamans: Unmasking Leadership in Fin-de-Soviet Siberia, Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer 6 Racism and the Formation of a Romani Ethnic Leader, Sam Beck 7 Working through the Other: The Jewish, Spanish, Turkish, Iranian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, and German Unconscious of Polish Culture
  • or, One Hand Clapping: Dialogue, Silences, and the Mourning of Polish Romanticism, Michael M. J. Fischer and Leszek Koczanowicz 8 Greek Woman in the Europe of 1992: Brokers of European Cargoes and the Logic of the West, Eleni Papagaroufali and Nia Georges 9 Illicit Discourse, Douglas R. Holmes 10 The Outlaw State and the Lone Rangers, Julie Taylor 11 A Terrible Commitment: Balancing the Tribes in South African National Culture, David B. Coplan 12 A Preview of Volume 2 (1994): Reflections on Fieldwork in Alameda, Paul Rabinow

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書名 Perilous states : conversations on culture, politics, and nation
著作者等 Marcus, George E
Marcus George E
シリーズ名 Late editions
出版元 University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 c1993
ページ数 viii, 381 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0226504476
NCID BA21916353
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国