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Modernity: An Ethnographic Approach

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Condition: used very good+, light shelf wear and reading creases, lower corner of half title page has been removed.

From cultural studies, sociology, media studies, gender studies and elsewhere books have attempted to characterize the state of modernity many of which argued that what was required was an ethnographic work to determine how far these supposed trends actually apply to a given population. This book explicitly accepted this challenge and, in so doing, demonstrated the potential of modern anthropology studies.

Starting with a summary of some debates on modernity and then arguing that the Caribbean island of Trinidad is particularly apt for such a study given the origins of its population in slavery and indentured labour, both forms of extreme social rupture. The particular focus of this book is on mass consumption and the way goods and imported images such as soap opera have been used to express and develop a number of key contradictions of modernity. It will be of interest to anthropologists looking for a new potential for the discipline, as well as students in other fields who will be interested in the new contribution of anthropology to their debates.

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Author(s):
Miller, D
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0854969179
ISBN-13:
9780854969173
Number of pages:
340
Publisher:
Berg, 1997
Title:
Modernity: An Ethnographic Approach

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Condition: used very good+, light shelf wear and reading creases, lower corner of half title page has been removed.

From cultural studies, sociology, media studies, gender studies and elsewhere books have attempted to characterize the state of modernity many of which argued that what was required was an ethnographic work to determine how far these supposed trends actually apply to a given population. This book explicitly accepted this challenge and, in so doing, demonstrated the potential of modern anthropology studies.

Starting with a summary of some debates on modernity and then arguing that the Caribbean island of Trinidad is particularly apt for such a study given the origins of its population in slavery and indentured labour, both forms of extreme social rupture. The particular focus of this book is on mass consumption and the way goods and imported images such as soap opera have been used to express and develop a number of key contradictions of modernity. It will be of interest to anthropologists looking for a new potential for the discipline, as well as students in other fields who will be interested in the new contribution of anthropology to their debates.

Author(s):
Miller, D
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0854969179
ISBN-13:
9780854969173
Number of pages:
340
Publisher:
Berg, 1997
Title:
Modernity: An Ethnographic Approach

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