By Nigel Rapport
Transcendent Individual argues for a reappraisal of where of the person in anthropolgical conception and ethnographic writing. A wealth of voices illustrate and tell the textual content, displaying ways that members creatively 'write', narrate and animate cultural and social lifestyles. this is often an anthropology imbued with a liberal morality that's prepared to make worth decisions over and opposed to tradition in favour of individuality.
Rapport attracts broadly on ethnographic and theoretic fabrics bringing into the controversy quite a number voices, between them Nietzsche, Wilde, George Steiner, Richard Rorty, John Berger and Anthony Cohen. In doing so he techniques individuality when it comes to a number concerns: organic integrity, recognition, supplier, democracy, discourse, globalism, wisdom and play.
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