Gananath Obeyesekere is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology whose latest book is ‘The Doomed King: A Requiem for Sri Vikrama Rajasinha’, about the last . $ The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific by Gananath Obeyesekere ( Paperback. $ Imagining Karma: Ethical. Gananath Obeyesekere is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, where he taught for 20 years before retiring in Among his books are.
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Learn more at Author Central. This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat Email required Address never made public. One of the major strands in his work has been combining psychoanalysis with ethnography. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: The rest is a rich chapter in the intellectual history of Sri Lanka. The Freudian approach to his anthropology — its theoretical foundations — was finally laid out in his work called The Work of Culture.
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He stands as a true giant among scholars, both nationally and internationally, a scholar of great depth, range and a graceful writer to boot. The unconscious, it turns out, is subject to the work of culture. Culture works, he showed, to transform symbols and the symbols that human agents live by are not free-floating and universal meaning-systems but are rooted in the broad culture of a society. The Cult of the Goddess Pattini Jan 01, Professor Obeyesekere completed a B.
This volume — the result of 20 years of field work — combined standard anthropological field-data, the poetry and drama associated with the rituals of Pattini, the social history of Sri Lanka and South and South-Western India as well as the psychological significance of the rituals to ordinary people. Perhaps to become Sinhalese and Tamils? In anthropology it was to produce a truly world-famous scholar in Gananath Obeyesekere, who turns eighty.
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The Work of Culture: In the latter work on cannibalism he once again demolished another claim: European Mythmaking in the Pacific by Gananath Obeyesekere Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. At the heart of the debate was how to understand the rationality of indigenous people. Combining truly exceptional ethnography in its ability to marshal details of the everyday life of the rural Sinhalese people with psychoanalytic theory, he was able to produce works that became masterpieces.
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The debate was carried out through an examination of the details of Captain Gananxth Cook’s death in the Hawaiian Islands in Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. My e-mail address is: August 31, at 4: Only 2 left in stock – order soon.
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Please help by adding reliable sources. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. In contrast Sahlins argued that each culture may have different types of rationality that make sense of the world by focusing on different patterns and explain them within specific cultural narratives, and that assuming that all cultures lead to a single rational view is a form of eurocentrism.