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Exposing the inadequacies of old conceptions of static cultures and detached observers, the book argues instead for social science to acknowledge and. Culture and Truth: The Remaking of. Social Analysis, by Renato Rosaldo. Boston : Beacon Press, ISBN , xii + pp, us$ What Renato Rosaldo Gave Us. Ruth Behar. No other book was so inspiring to me as Culture and Truth when I was start- ing out as an intimidated professor and .

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Exposing the inadequacies of old conceptions of static cultures and detached observers, the book argues instead for social science to acknowledge and celebrate rennato, narrative, emotion, and subjectivity.

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Aug 19, Jonathan rated it it was amazing. One of the main reasons I went to Grad School. Rimane un sottinteso significativo, che irradia tutto il testo quando l’autore si avvicina pericolosamente al ricordo delle snd moglie e compagna di ricerche.

Gli Ilongot, la ricerca sociale, la caccia alle teste, la vita accademica: Rosaldo parla spesso di sua moglie, trattenendo un respiro mozzato costantemente ad ogni virgola e punto, in ogni riferimento teoretico ed etnografico; parlando con una lingua sommessa ed elegante, che concede al lettore di arricchirsi delle esperienze dell’autore, senza concedersi ad un ricordo auto-riflessivo egocentrico.

Culture & Truth the Remaking of Social Analysis

Jan 15, Conor rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was assigned reading a few years ago, but I only got half way through it then. It was a bit of a vulture this time too. A very heady book in which Rosaldo takes up many of the fundamental questions rosalfo now post-colonial human science. There is a profound amount of material on changing perception in anthropology which is central to the book and Rosaldo’s position in the polemic of the changing political goals in universities.


The latter point should be noted: This goal-changing was started in America under the Regan Administration and in Britain under Thatcher It’s a Sin by Lawerence Grossberg approaches the British anthropologist’s problem. This was of course continued in America during the Bush years, so the topic is still very relevant. Because the book also points out the importance in social sciences of studying borderlands, interactions between field workers and informants, class struggle and so on, there is also a profound amount of information for the readers and writers involved in the study of globalization.

Rosaldo does all of this without bogging the reader, even the non-anthropologist reader, down. This is a book about social theory, not a death march through his thesaurus. He writes well and sparingly.

Culture & Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis by Renato Rosaldo

His phrasing is as adroit as his diction. These are some of the many reasons this abd assigned for me in class. The book is well worth reading.

If I have a complaint about it, it’s that the writing style very essayist doesn’t exactly reward the reader for continuing between chapters. Dec 11, Chris rated it really liked it. Rosaldo revisits cultural anthropology as more a scholarship of the humanities instead of a social science.

His personal experience rosado living in a borderland between the Latino culture of his parents and the greater American culture is illuminating.

He sees himself as someone not completely belonging to one or the other, but having the ability to see both uniquely. The book is well written and far more accessible than much of the postmodern drivel published by other culture scholars of the time. Jun 26, Annah rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s weird rereading college books without an academic impetus, but worth remembering why I’ve kept this one on my shelf for all these years!

The male Rosaldo makes a poetic case for subjectivity and social critique in anthropology, rejecting the notion that classic impartiality is the only valid way to do ethnography. Aaaaaand that, if we’re being renao honest, there’s really no such thing anyway. This was an amazing book for more reasons than I could cupture in a review. From an undergrad perspective in anthropology, this book is essential for clarifying some long standing debates, as well as informing contemporary ones that are still raging.


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I’ve barely started the original preface for the text and already I am so excited by this book I’m getting distracted. Oct 10, LA rated it liked it Recommends it for: Yunnie rated it it was amazing Oct 01, Matt Tomaso rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Marjorie Faulstich rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Meryone rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Martin Tremcinsky rated it liked it Jul 24, Eli rated it liked it Feb 22, Josh Ua rated it really liked it Jun 09, Jennie Aurora rated it really liked it Jan 05, Charlotte Thorstvedt rated it really liked it Mar 09, Marguerite rated it really liked it Feb 14, Mary rated it really liked it Jun 20, Sandra Rodriguez-arroyo rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Daniel Mata Di Giuseppe rated it it was amazing May 17, Leyna rated it liked it Sep 19, Stacey Camp rated it it was amazing Dec 14, Jess rated it really liked it Nov 23, Austin rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Sarah rated it liked it Nov 11, Amena Safdar rated it really liked it May 25, Cpit rated it liked it Oct 23, Sheila rated it it was amazing Jan 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Culture & Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis

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