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Demands of the Day: On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis


This book asks about the logical standards and forms that should guide ethical and experimental anthropology in the twenty-first century. The authors do so by taking up Max Weber’s notion of the “demands of the day.” Just as the demand of the day for anthropology decades ago consisted of thinking about fieldwork, today, they argue, the demand is to examine what happens after, how the experiences of fieldwork are gathered, curated, narrated, and ultimately made available for an anthropological practice that moves beyond mere ethnographic description. The authors draw on experiences from an inno ... More

Keywords: logical standards, experimental anthropology, Max Weber, fieldwork, anthropological practice, ethnographic description, biological sciences, blind spots, anthropological experiments, human sciences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226036885
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226037073.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Rabinow, author

Anthony Stavrianakis, author