By Gabriele vom Bruck,Barbara Bodenhorn

ISBN-10: 052112171X

ISBN-13: 9780521121712

ISBN-10: 0521848636

ISBN-13: 9780521848633

This ebook is set own names, anything of abiding curiosity to experts and lay readers alike. Over 1000000 humans have checked the yank identify Society site considering that 1996, for example. Many philosophers and linguists recommend that names are 'just' labels, yet mom and dad across the world are decided to get their kid's names 'right'. own names can be given, misplaced, traded, stolen and inherited. This choice of essays presents comparative ethnography by which we research the politics of naming; the level to which names can be property-like; and the facility of names themselves, either to mend and to destabilize own identification. Our goal isn't just to resume anthropological realization to names and naming, yet to teach how this intersects with present pursuits in political techniques, the relation among our bodies and private identities, ritual and day-by-day social life.

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