Commenting on two articles that have appealed to the notion of 'recursivity' to articulate new directions for anthropological thinking, this piece seeks to clarify the scope of a recursive turn in contemporary anthropology, distinguishing it from elements of recursivity that have always been present in the discipline's epistemic procedures.
A Comment on Franklin and Napier
Is Reconciliation Possible?
experienced a number of revelations that I will briefly share here. Metaphysical Animism and the Native Point of View First, by coupling the anthropology of ontology’s passion for alien concepts with the Writing Culture paradigm’s passion for reflexivity and
A Discursive Analysis of a Century of Anthropological Writings on Missionary Ethnographers
Travis Warren Cooper
) states that “anthropologists could comfortably identify themselves as the brokers of the ‘native point of view’ … against those whose religion seemed to predispose them to ethnocentrism.” Discourse along these lines continues to circulate. Wendy James
Visual representations of anthropology online
Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins and Hannah Gould
, disciplinary associations have a potential role to play in assisting departments battling institutional resistance to representational change. Another avenue is to approach the university marketing tribe from the native's point of view, initiating dialogue on
Joost Beuving and Geert de Vries
Malinowski (1978) , presenting ‘the native's point of view’. This does not imply a merely descriptive approach to things social and cultural. As we will argue, description is part of naturalistic inquiry as is interpretation or Verstehen and explanation