The Possibility of Anthropological Fideism: An Essay on Symbol, Interpretation and Enigmas in Cross-cultural Inquiries (Paperback)
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The Possibility of Anthropological Fideism: An Essay on Symbol, Interpretation and Enigmas in Cross-cultural Inquiries (Paperback)

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Paperback 242 Pages / Published: 30/12/2003
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In this book, D. Z. Zhong establishes a methodological principle for cross-cultural research, called anthropological fideism. While anthropologists take for granted that natives don't really believe the unintelligible or inexplicable things they say, and what they say should express a deeper social meaning, Zhong contends that if we have a translation manual that can interpret a foreign language, and if natives are asserting honestly, then what natives say still express natives' belief, no matter how absurd it seems.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761827443
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 216 x 117 x 18 mm

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