By Michael Herzfeld

ISBN-10: 0521340039

ISBN-13: 9780521340038

ISBN-10: 0521389089

ISBN-13: 9780521389082

regardless of having emerged within the heyday of a dominant Europe, of which old Greece is the hallowed non secular and highbrow ancestor, anthropology has satirically proven particularly no real interest in modern Greek tradition. during this leading edge and impressive ebook, Michael Herzfeld strikes Greek Ethnography from the margins to the centre of anthropological conception, revealing the theoretical insights that may be received by way of so doing. He exhibits that the ideology that initially resulted in the production of anthropology additionally performed a wide half within the progress of the trendy Greek geographical region, and that Greek ethnography can hence function a reflect for an ethnography of anthropology itself. He additional demonstrates the function that scholarly fields, together with anthropology, have performed within the building of up to date Greek tradition and Greek identity.

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