Gananath Obeyesekere is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology whose latest book is ‘The Doomed King: A Requiem for Sri Vikrama Rajasinha’, about the last . $ The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific by Gananath Obeyesekere ( Paperback. $ Imagining Karma: Ethical. Gananath Obeyesekere is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, where he taught for 20 years before retiring in Among his books are.

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The Work of Culture: In his fearlessness and commitment to principle, he can be compared to no less a figure than Jean-Paul Sartre. It will embrace the politics of cricket as well.

The unconscious, it turns out, is subject to the work of culture. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. As a student in Peradeniya he had developed an interest in studying the folk poetry of the Sinhalese which led to an interest in the study of their folk religion.

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One of the major strands in his work has been combining psychoanalysis with ethnography. Email required Address never made public. He is now retired and lives in Adelaide. This article has multiple issues.


This volume — the result of 20 years of field work — combined standard anthropological field-data, the poetry and drama associated with the rituals of Pattini, the social history of Sri Lanka and South and South-Western India as well as the psychological significance of the rituals to ordinary people.

Anthropologists by nationality Anthropology by year Bibliography Journals List of indigenous peoples Organizations. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Freudian approach to his anthropology — its theoretical foundations — was finally laid out in his work called The Work of Culture.

European Mythmaking in the Pacific Jul 15, This was followed by a truly monumental work on the Pattini cult. Combining truly exceptional ethnography in its ability to marshal details of the everyday life of the rural Sinhalese people with psychoanalytic theory, he was able to produce works that became masterpieces. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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He stands obeysekere a true giant among scholars, both nationally and internationally, a scholar of great depth, range and a graceful writer to boot. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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In the latter work on cannibalism he once oveyesekere demolished another claim: At the heart of the debate was how to understand the rationality of indigenous people. Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. English Choose a language for shopping. January 24, at Are you an author? Archaeological Biological Cultural Linguistic Social. Notify me of new comments via email.


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Again, it would not be an exaggeration to say that this, too, was a path-finding work that sought to situate Freudian theory in a cultural framework and challenge the notions of a historical and universal unconscious defined by relations in a nuclear family but one to which other elements of the culture made its contribution too. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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