By Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

This publication explores how one measures and analyzes human alterity and distinction in an interconnected and ever-globalizing global. This publication seriously assesses the impression of what has usually been dubbed ‘the ontological flip’ inside of anthropology to be able to supply a few solutions to those questions. In doing so, the e-book explores the turn’s empirical and theoretical limits, accomplishments, and capability. The booklet distinguishes among 3 relevant strands of the ontological flip, specifically worldviews, materialities, and politics. It offers empirically wealthy case experiences, which aid to intricate at the potentiality and demanding situations which the ontological turn’s views and techniques can have to offer.

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He argues that “things of nature” and “things of modernity” co-mingle householding and is part of enacting sociality for the Warao of the twenty-first century. Chapter 7 by Lars Gjelstad claims that a dominant “culturalist” approach in the ­anthropology of education, from Mead to recent Cultural Studies perspectives, actually helps to reinforce a naturalization of propositional knowledge. The chapter explores possibilities that relational ontology and other post-­representational theory afford the practice of doing critical ethnography of education.

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