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The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey

Paul Stoller


It is the anthropologist's fate to always be between things: countries, languages, cultures, even realities. But rather than lament this, the author celebrates the creative power of the between, showing how it can transform us, changing our conceptions of who we are, what we know, and how we live in the world. Beginning with his early days with the Peace Corps in Africa and culminating with a recent bout with cancer, this book is an evocative account of the circuitous path the author's life has taken, offering a fascinating depiction of how a career is shaped over decades of reading and resear ... More

Keywords: anthropologist, languages, Peace Corps, sorcerer, Niger, Africa, New York City, impermanence, Claude Lévi–Strauss, Paris

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226775340
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226775364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Stoller, author