An Anthropology of Names and Naming by Gabriele vom Bruck,Barbara Bodenhorn

By Gabriele vom Bruck,Barbara Bodenhorn

This ebook is set own names, whatever of abiding curiosity to experts and lay readers alike. Over 1000000 humans have checked the yankee identify Society web site due to the fact that 1996, for example. Many philosophers and linguists recommend that names are 'just' labels, yet mom and dad the world over are made up our minds to get their kid's names 'right'. own names should be given, misplaced, traded, stolen and inherited. This number of essays presents comparative ethnography in which we research the politics of naming; the level to which names can be property-like; and the facility of names themselves, either to mend and to destabilize own identification. Our function isn't just to resume anthropological cognizance to names and naming, yet to teach how this intersects with present pursuits in political methods, the relation among our bodies and private identities, ritual and day-by-day social life.

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