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Ethnography and Personhood: Notes from the Field

Michael W. Meister (Editor)
Synopsis This volume grows out of a thematic seminar on "Pilgrimage, Art and Ritual: Ethnography and Art History: sponsored by the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania and a subsequent cross-disciplinary field study, "Continuities of Religious Patronage: Pilgrimage Temples in Western India", undertaken with support from the J. Paul Getty Trust's Interpretive Research Program and affiliation with the Institute for Rajasthan Studies, Jaipur. The seminar brought together significant practitioners from several disciplines to talk about issues of carrying out fieldwork in India, speaking in personal voices about the process of using one's body and mind as a filter for direct experience. The contributions by Anne Feldhaus, Ann Grodzins Gold, and Richard Davis reflect their explorations not only of the culture studied but of the process of study itself. Irene J. Winter explores a methodology for using ethnographic insights from the ritual traditions of India to enli
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About the author

Michael W. Meister

Michael W. Meister is Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor of the History of Art and South Asia Regional Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has served as editor of the American Institute of Indian Studies' series, the Encyclopaedia of Indian Temple Architecture, and also edited volumes on Discourses on Siva, Making Things in South Asia, and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy: Essays in Early Indian Architecture and Essays in Architectural Theory.

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Title Ethnography and Personhood: Notes from the Field
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8170335799
length 228p., Plates; 22cm.