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The art of life and death : radical aesthetics and ethnographic practice, Andrew Irving

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The art of life and death : radical aesthetics and ethnographic practice
Title
The art of life and death
Title remainder
radical aesthetics and ethnographic practice
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Irving
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Language
eng
Summary
The art of life and death" explores how the world appears to people who have an acute perspective on it: those who are close to death. Based on extensive ethnographic research, Andrew Irving brings to life the lived experiences, imaginative lifeworlds, and existential concerns of persons confronting their own mortality and non-being. Encompassing twenty years of working alongside persons living with HIV/AIDS in New York, Irving documents the radical but often unspoken and unvoiced transformations in perception, knowledge, and understanding that people experience in the face of death. By bringing an "experience-near" ethnographic focus to the streams of inner dialogue, imagination, and aesthetic expression that are central to the experience of illness and everyday life, this monograph offers a theoretical, ethnographic, and methodological contribution to the anthropology of time, finitude, and the human condition. With relevance well-beyond the disciplinary boundaries of anthropology, this book ultimately highlights the challenge of capturing the inner experience of human suffering and hope that affect us all of the trauma of the threat of death and the surprise of continued life. --
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1966-
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Irving, Andrew
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The Malinowski Monographs
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  • Death
  • Terminally ill
  • Near-death experiences
  • United States
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The art of life and death : radical aesthetics and ethnographic practice, Andrew Irving
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-240) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The limits of the world -- Thrown out of the world: a city of flesh and stone -- Detours and puzzles in the land of the living: toward an imperiled anthropology -- To live that life -- Rethinking anthropology from a pragmatic point of view -- A disintegration of the senses
Control code
on1099655150
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780997367515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1099655150
Label
The art of life and death : radical aesthetics and ethnographic practice, Andrew Irving
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-240) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The limits of the world -- Thrown out of the world: a city of flesh and stone -- Detours and puzzles in the land of the living: toward an imperiled anthropology -- To live that life -- Rethinking anthropology from a pragmatic point of view -- A disintegration of the senses
Control code
on1099655150
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780997367515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1099655150

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