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Studies in Rhetoric and Culture
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Tropological Thought and Action
Essays on the Poetics of Imagination
Edited by Marko Živković, Jamin Pelkey and James W. Fernandez
354 pages, 4 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-272-8 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (January 2022)
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“This book shows what is to be gained from thinking rhetorically about any particular problem, family of objects, or traditional discipline. It demonstrates the vitality of rhetoric in the social sciences as anything but a mere formalism or “linguistic turn”.” • Haun Saussy, University of Chicago
From twilight in the Himalayas to dream worlds in the Serbian state, this book provides a unique collection of anthropological and cross-cultural inquiry into the power of rhetorical tropes and their relevance to the formation and analysis of social thought and action through a series of ethnographic essays offering in-depth studies of the human imagination at work and play around the world.
Marko Živković is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton., and Director, Fieldschool for Ethnographic Sensibility. His publications include Serbian Dreambook: National Imaginary in the Time of Milošević (Indiana, 2011).
Jamin Pelkey is Associate Professor of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Ryerson University, Toronto. His books include Dialectology as Dialectic (De Gruyter, 2011), and The Semiotics of X (Bloomsbury, 2017).
James W. Fernandez is a Professor Emeritus at The University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology. He has published extensively on the rhetorical imagination including the prize winning ethnography, Bwiti: An Ethnography of the Religious Imagination in Africa (Princeton, 1982).
Subject: Anthropology (General)Sociology
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