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Title Grammars of identity/alterity : a structural approach / edited by Gerd Baumann and Andre Gingrich.

Published New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.4 GRAM    DUE 29-10-19
Physical description xiv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series The EASA series ; v. 3.
European Association of Social Anthropologists (Series)
Notes Originally published: 2004.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Conceptualising identities : anthropological alternatives to essentialising difference and moralizing about othering / Andre Gingrich -- Grammars of identity/alterity : a structural approach / Gerd Baumann -- Othering the scapegoat in Nepal : the ritual of Ghantakarna / Michael Mühlich -- German grammars of identity/alterity : a diachronic view / Anne Friederike Müller -- Alterity as celebration, alterity as threat : a comparison of grammars between Brazil and Denmark / Inger Sjørslev -- Completing or competing? Contexts of Hmong selfing/othering in Laos / Christian Postert --'Out of the race' : the poiesis of genocide in mass media discourses in Cote d'Ivoire / Karel Arnaut -- Dehumanization as a double-edged sword : from boot-camp animals to killing machines / Jojada Verrips -- Between structure and agency : from the langue of Hindutva identity construction to the parole of lived experience / Christian Karner -- Encompassment and its discontents : the Rmeet and the lowland Lao / Guido Sprenger -- Debating grammars : arguments and prospects / Gerd Baumann and Andre Gingrich.
Summary "Issues of the construction of Self and Other, normally in the context of social exclusion of those perceived as different, have assumed a new urgency. This collection offers a fresh perspective on the ongoing debates on these questions in the social sciences and the humanities by focusing specifically on one theoretical proposition, namely, that the seemingly universal processes of identity formation and exclusion of the 'other' can be differentiated according to three modalities. All contributors directly engage with rigorous empirical testing and theoretical cross-examination of this proposition. their results have direct implications not only for a more differentiated understanding of collective identities, but also for a better understanding extreme collective violence and genocide."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Baumann, Gerd, 1953-
Gingrich, Andr.ʺ.
European Association of Social Anthropologists.
Subject Group identity.
Other (Philosophy)
ISBN 1571816984