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Cultivating Culture in a Cultivating Culture

ISGI Seminar No. 25
Speaker(s) E. Valentine Daniel
When Jun 02, 2004
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Sano Shoin, Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi Campus
Language English
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E. Valentine Daniel is a prominent scholar whose work has crossed disciplinary boundaries as it addresses the enduring problematic of meaning and significance, power and violence, and the critique of the project of modernity. He calls upon both philosophical as well as anthropological sources in his attempt to address core issues of the Cartesian foundation of western thought, showing us ways of connecting non-western (ethnographic) critiques to western modernism's (philosophical) basis. Against this broad problematic, he does research on semeiotic, violence, refugees and plantation labor. His geographic areas of research are South India and Sri Lanka.

Dr. Daniel works in the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University; he is currently Visiting Professor at the Institute for the Study of Global Issues, Hitotsubashi University.

Representative Publications

  • 1984. Fluid Signs: Being a Person the Tamil Way. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • 1996 Co-edited with Geoffrey Peck. Culture/Contexture: Essays in Anthropology and Literary Study. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • 1997 Charred Lullabies: Chapters in an Anthropography of Violence. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • 1995 Co-edited with John Knudsen. Mistrusting Refugees. Berkeley: University of California Press.
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