L'Occidente in antropologia: Occidentalismo | Carta | Visual Ethnography

L'Occidente in antropologia: Occidentalismo

Silvio Carta

Abstract


Anthropology is a discipline immersed in the study of difference. Since the publication of Said's Orientalism, a number of scholars have come to the conclusion that difference is what anthropology is expected to produce. The epistemological and moral attacks of Orientalism have contributed to anthropology's self-reflexivity about genre constraints and enduring rhetorical forms deployed in studying Others. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the categories by which the map of the world is represented within anthropology, providing a discussion of the ways in which anthropologists have Occidentalized the West. The paper aims to suggest that the spatial imageries deployed by anthropologists in orientalising and exoticising the "culture" of alien societies are produced dialectically through the mobilisation of stereotypical representations of the West. [more in the pdf]

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ISSN Print 2499-9288
ISSN Online 2281-1605
Publisher Altrimedia Edizioni
Patronage University of Basilicata, Italy
Web Leonardo Di Benedetto



Periodico registrato presso il Tribunale di Matera, numero di registrazione 2/2014