“Beyond Modernity’s Meanings: Engaging the Postmodern in Cultural Anthropology”
“Beyond Modernity’s Meanings: Engaging the Postmodern in Cultural Anthropology.” Culture: Journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society 11: 111-124.
Abstract: Drawing upon literature in cultural studies, the author argues that the concept of the postmodern challenges the discipline of cultural anthropology in a number of ways. Interpretive anthropology is an interpretive exercise – one with untenable premises and limitations that are increasingly evident in the condition of postmodernity. Exploring the intersections between culture and power in local contexts, cultural anthropologists engage the postmodern by investigating the cultural politics of everyday life.
Date Published: 1991
Publisher: Culture: Journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society
Publisher Website: https://www.cas-sca.ca/