I Am Dynamite: An Alternative Anthropology of Power (Hardback)
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I Am Dynamite: An Alternative Anthropology of Power (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 15/05/2003
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Power is conventionally regarded as being held by social institutions. We are taught to believe that it is these social structures that determine the environment and circumstances of individual lives. In I Am Dynamite, the anthropologist Nigel Rappaport argues for a different view. Focusing on the lives and works of the writer and Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi, refugee and engineer Ben Glaser, Israeli ceramicist and immigrant Rachel Siblerstein, artist Stanley Spencer, and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, he shows how we can have the capacity and inclination to formulate 'life projects'. It is in the pursuit of these life projects, that is, making our life our work, that we can avoid the structures of ideology and institution.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415258623
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An important and contentious book... It could stimulate a cult!' - Anthony Cohen, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh

'[Rapport's] use of ethnographic biographies provides an exciting model for future anthropological investigations and helps us to retain understanding and sympathy for people and the reality of their lived worlds for them.' - The Australian Journal of Anthropology


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