Whereas most anthropological research is grounded in social, cultural and biological analysis of the human condition, this volume opens up a different approach: its concerns are the psychic depths of human cultural life-worlds as explored through psycho-analytic practice and/or the psychoanalytically framed ethnographic project. In fact, some contributors here argue that the anthropological interpretation of human existence is not sustainable without psychoanalysis; others take a less extreme radical stance but still maintain that the unconscious matrix of the human psyche and of the intersubjective (social) reality of any given cultural life-world is a vital domain of anthropological and sociological inquiry and understanding.To set the scene, my colleague Petchkovsky and I are in the back-lane office of the Healthy Aboriginal Life Team (HALT), ... The fine, symmetrical dot painting is about the sugar ant ceremony. The sugar ... We can only strengthen the good parma. ... The children [meaning the innocent and uninitiated] cana#39;t save the world.
|Title||:||Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnography|
|Publisher||:||Berghahn Books - 2007-05-15|