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      Gerd Baumann
    
      Andre Gingrich

Grammars of Identity / Alterity

A Structural Approach

Gerd Baumann (Redaktør) ; Andre Gingrich (Redaktør)

This collection offers a perspective on the ongoing debates on the construction of self and other in the context of social exclusion by focusing specifically on the seemingly universal processes of identity formation and shows how the exclusion of the "other" can be differentiated according to three modalities. Les mer
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This collection offers a perspective on the ongoing debates on the construction of self and other in the context of social exclusion by focusing specifically on the seemingly universal processes of identity formation and shows how the exclusion of the "other" can be differentiated according to three modalities.
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Forlag: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 240
ISBN: 9781571816986
Format: 23 x 15 cm
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“A short review cannot do justice to the richness of this, or to the problems posed by its analytical framework…This is a thought-provoking, problematic even troubling volume with many excellent chapters.” • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI)

“This book's strength is two-fold. First, as an edited volume it was delightfully cohesive, with each author considering the same set of basic questions, and utilizing the three grammars as a frame for examining identity in their various contexts…The second core strength for me is the fluid treatment of both structural and agentic aspects of identity…I found this a stimulating volume and think it has much to offer for readers interested in better understanding identity processes.” • Anthropology and Education Quarterly

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List of Figures



Foreword

Gerd Baumann and Andre Gingrich Acknowledgments



STEP I: FROM AN ESSENTIALISED USE OF 'OTHERING' TO A DIFFERENTIATION OF GRAMMARS



Chapter 1. Conceptualising Identities: Anthropological Alternatives to Essentialising Difference and Moralizing about Othering

Andre Gingrich



Chapter 2. Grammars of Identity/Alterity: A Structural Approach

Gerd Baumann



STEP II: FROM A REPERTOIRE OF GRAMMARS TO HIERARCHIES AND POWER



Chapter 3. Othering the Scapegoat in Nepal: The Ritual of Ghantakarna

Michael Muhlich



Chapter 4. German Grammars of Identity/Alterity: A Diachronic View

Anne Friederike Muller



Chapter 5. Alterity as Celebration, Alterity as Threat: A Comparison of Grammars between Brazil and Denmark

Inger Sjorslev



STEP III: FROM POWER TO VIOLENCE - WHEN GRAMMARS IMPLODE



Chapter 6. Completing or Competing ? Contexts of Hmong Selfing/Othering in Laos

Christian Postert



Chapter 7. 'Out of the Race': The Poiesis of Genocide in Mass Media Discourses in Cote d'Ivoire

Karel Arnaut



Chapter 8. Dehumanization as a Double-Edged Sword: From Boot-Camp Animals to Killing Machines

Jojada Verrips



STEP IV: FROM TESTING GRAMMARS TO WIDENING THE DEBATE



Chapter 9. Between Structure and Agency: From the langue of Hindutva Identity Construction to the parole of Lived Experience

Christian Karner



Chapter 10. Encompassment and its Discontents: The Rmeet and the Lowland Lao

Guido Sprenger



Chapter 11. Debating Grammars: Arguments and Prospects

Gerd Baumann and Andre Gingrich



Notes on Contributors

Subject Index

Name Index
Gerd Baumann (1953-2014) was Reader in Social Anthropology at the Research Centre Religion & Society of the University of Amsterdam. His other titles included National Integration and Local Integrity: The Miri of the Nuba Mountains in the Sudan (1986), Contesting Culture: Discourses of Identity in Multiethnic London (1996) and The Multicultural Riddle: Rethinking National, Ethnic and Religious Identities (1999).