Glimpses Into My Own Black Box: An Exercise in Self-Deconstruction PDF (Adobe DRM) download by George W. Stocking

Glimpses Into My Own Black Box: An Exercise in Self-Deconstruction

University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: November 2010
ISBN: 9780299249830
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$19.95
Our price:
$15.99

You save: $3.96 (20%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
George W. Stocking, Jr., has spent a professional lifetime exploring the history of anthropology, and his findings have shaped anthropologists' understanding of their field for two generations. Through his meticulous research, Stocking has shown how such forces as politics, race, institutional affiliations, and personal relationships have influenced the discipline from its beginnings. In this autobiography, he turns his attention to a subject closer to home but no less challenging. Looking into his own "black box," he dissects his upbringing, his politics, even his motivations in writing about himself. The result is a book systematically, at times brutally, self-questioning. An interesting question, Stocking says, is one that arouses just the right amount of anxiety. But that very anxiety may be the ultimate source of Stocking's remarkable intellectual energy and output. In the first two sections of the book, he traces the intersecting vectors of his professional and personal lives. The book concludes with a coda, "Octogenarian Afterthoughts," that offers glimpses of his life after retirement, when advancing age, cancer, and depression changed the tenor of his reflections about both his life and his work. This book is the twelfth and final volume of the influential History of Anthropology series.
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
Glimpses into My Own Black Box: An Exercise in Self-Deconstruction PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2332 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.