Johannes Fabian

in Out of Our Minds

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2000 | ISBN: 9780520221222
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520923935 | DOI:

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This chapter sums up this arduous enterprise's gains for the understanding of ethnography. Did the study bring home what was promised at the beginning of this journey through travelogues of the exploration? The chapter wraps up the story and its protagonists; myth and reality; and control and ecstasy, hoping to stir up the ways many think about anthropology, and ends with two conclusions readers should not draw. One regards the methodological implications of what we found about ecstasis, the other the larger historical and political significance of the picture painted of the exploration of central Africa.

Keywords: ethnography; travelogues; exploration; anthropology; ecstasis; central Africa

Chapter.  4673 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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