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Retsikas, Kostas (2012) Becoming - An Anthropological Approach to Understandings of the Person in Java. London: Anthem Press.

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'Becoming - An Anthropological Approach to Understandings of the Person in Java' is an ethnographic monograph that examines the ways in which the peoples of a peri-urban locality in East Java, Indonesia conceive of the person, by looking at how their everyday practices relate to understandings of ethnicity, kinship, Islam and gender. The volume is also a thought experiment that aims to make a theoretical contribution to the discipline of anthropology by proposing the concept of the 'diaphoron' person and re-deploying the method of 'total ethnography'.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISBN: 9780857285294
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Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 11:31

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