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Introduction: Phenomenology, Radical Empiricism, and Anthropological Critique, by Michael Jackson
Honor and Shame, by Lila Abu-Lughod
Struggling Along, by Robert Desjarlais
The Cosmology of Life Transmission, by Rene Devisch
Reflections on a Cut Finger: Taboo in the Umeda Conception of the Self, by Alfred Gell
Space and Sociality in a Dayak Longhouse, by Christine Helliwell
In Defiance of Destiny: The Management of Time at a Cretan Funeral, by Michael Herzfeld
Suffering and Its Professional Transformation: Toward an Ethnography of Interpersonal Experience, by Arthur Kleinman and Joan Kleinman
Hand Drumming: An Essay in Practical Knowledge, by Shawn Lindsay
On Dying and Suffering in Iqwaye Existence, by Jadran Mimica
If Not the Words: Shared Practical Activity and Friendship in Fieldwork, by Keith Ridler
After the Field, by Jim Wafer

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Well-known scholars examine the relevance of phenomenology for anthropology.

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Michael D. Jackson is Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. His many books include Lifeworlds: Essays in Existential Anthropology; Between One and One Another; Road Markings: An Anthropologist in the Antipodes; and Allegories of the Wilderness: Ethics and Ambiguity in Kuranko Narratives (IUP, 1982).

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