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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Notify me of new comments via email. He stands as a true giant among scholars, both nationally and internationally, a scholar of great depth, range and a graceful writer to boot.

Perhaps to become Sinhalese and Tamils?

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The people of certain cultures were in the habit of killing and eating their fellow beings. You are commenting using your Facebook account. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Ganansth.

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In his fearlessness and commitment to principle, he can be compared to no less a figure than Jean-Paul Sartre. Lists Anthropologists by nationality Anthropology by year Bibliography Journals List of indigenous peoples Organizations.

Culture Matters” in Visions of Culture: A good piece on Gananath. You are lbeyesekere using your WordPress. The Work of Culture: Key theories Actor—network theory Alliance theory Cross-cultural studies Cultural materialism Culture theory Diffusionism Feminism Historical particularism Boasian anthropology Functionalism Interpretive Performance studies Political economy Practice theory Structuralism Post-structuralism Systems theory.


This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. Only 1 left in stock more on the way. Obeyesekere insisted that indigenous people thought in essentially the same way as Westerners and was concerned that any argument otherwise would paint them as “irrational” and “uncivilized”. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Phenomenology of Visionary Experience Feb 07, Agnanath 1 left in stock – order soon. Views Read Edit View history. Available for download now. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. Aloysius College in Galle and the universities of Peradeniya and Oxford.

Glad you are active. Shall like you to get back to me. The rest is a rich chapter in the intellectual history of Sri Lanka. 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. Robert Sidharthan Perinbanayagam B. Rejecting a career as a lecturer in English and no doubt claiming the chair of Obbeyesekere Ludowyke which would have been his eventually, he opted to study anthropology; and rejecting the university scholarship that would have taken him to the U.

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January obeyesekerf, at 3: Having obtained a first-class degree in English and won all the prizes that come with it, Obeysekere took to studying anthropology. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Please help by adding reliable sources. European Mythmaking in the Pacific Obeyyesekere 15, And still the wonder grew, that the one small, bushy head of Gananath Obeysekere could carry all he knew which he shared with us.


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.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Learn how your comment data is processed. D at the University of Washington. One of the major strands in his work has been combining psychoanalysis with ethnography. Please try your request again later. In contrast Sahlins argued that each culture may have different types of rationality that make sense of the world by focusing on different patterns and explain them within specific cultural narratives, and that assuming that all cultures lead to a single rational view is a form of eurocentrism.

European Mythmaking in the Pacific by Gananath Obeyesekere Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Professor Obeyesekere completed a B.

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Learn more at Author Central. August 31, at 4: It is not possible to discuss the many path-finding books he has produced since his doctorate but one can trace some lines in his lifework that are significant. This article has multiple issues.

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