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Waiting for Foucault, Still

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  8 reviews
First devised as after-dinner entertainment at a decennial meeting of the Association of Social Anthropologists in Great Britain, and first published by Prickly Pear Press in 1993, this expanded edition of Waiting for Foucault represents some of the brightest anthropological satire—mixed in with some of the most serious intellectual issues in the human sciences. Whether he ...more
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Published August 1st 2002 by Prickly Paradigm Press (first published 2002)
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Sep 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sosyoloji, antropoloji, tarih, genel okur
Shelves: sahibim-sahiptim
Sosyal antropologlar birliği için hazırlanmış bu kitap Marshall Sahlins gibi bir deha ile tanıştırıyor bizi. Türkçe’ye kıvanç güney’in çevirisiyle periferi yayınları tarafından şık bir baskıyla kazandırılmış. ismindeki ironi, “godot’yu beklerken” kitabına yaptığı vurgudan ibaret.

Sahlins, kitabını “risale” olarak sunuyor. Toplantıdan eğlenmek ve bir takım kişi ve fikirleri hicvetmek amacıyla söyledikleri genişletilmiş aslında. Zaten hitap ile başlıyor.

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Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this book while struggling towards a PhD in cultural anthropology. I laughed, I cried, I thought that it was everything true and good and meaningful about anthropology. It alluded to an intellectual authenticity that I lusted after in grad school. Now, having escaped that particular indulgent morass of bitterly crushed dreams and alcoholic tendencies, I can look back and say that this is also everything that is wrong with the Ivory Tower. Except for the bit about Orientalism. That is defi ...more
Jan 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Marshall Sahlins as after dinner entertainment. Delicious.
This book came out of a speech that Sahlins gave back in 1993 as an after-dinner entertainment at an anthropology get together at Oxford. Some of it is quite funny, some not so, but Sahlins’s learning and experience in theory and in field work shine through. The sarcasm is reminiscent of his writings during the Obeyesekere dispute (i.e., when the two slugged it out in public about what each thought actually led to Captain Cook’s demise). Not an essential read, but fun for students of Sahlins and ...more
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Apr 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you've been disillusioned by most of what's being written ( as anthropology today, tired of finding power in your noodles and sock drawer, and weary of polysyllabic subalterns lurking in the pantry, Marshall Sahlins is the cure you've been looking for.
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
What happens when an eminent anthropologist has an anarchist-leaning mother, a comedian for a brother, an activist history (he helped to invent the idea of the 'teach in'), and a long-standing complaint about the industrial scholarship of the contemporary humanities? You get this book.

There are zingers here and witty aphorisms, but you're more likely also to find short, page long reflections on the ways in which questions of great urgency - power, identity, culture - are lazily deployed and fash
Mar 13, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those with an appreciation for academic wit
Seems to be a lecture from an Anthropology professor formerly of the University Chicago.
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Marshall David Sahlins (/ˈsɑːlɪnz/ SAH-linz; born December 27, 1930) is an American anthropologist best known for his ethnographic work in the Pacific and for his contributions to anthropological theory. He is currently Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.