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The Anthropology of Empathy free pdf Exploring the role of empathy in a variety of Pacific societies, this book is at the forefront of the latest anthropological research on empathy. It presents distinct articulations of many assumptions of contemporary philosophical, neurobiological, and social scientific treatments of the topic. The variations described in this book do not necessarily preclude the possibility of shared existential, biological, and social influences that give empathy a distinctly human cast, but they do provide an important ethnographic lens through which to examine the possibilities and limits of empathy in any given community of practice. Douglas W. Hollan is Professor of Anthropology and Luckman Distinguished Teacher at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an instructor at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. C. Jason Throop is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA. He has conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork on pain, suffering, and morality on the island of Yap in the Western Caroline Islands of Micronesia.

About Douglas W. Hollan

Douglas W. Hollan is Professor of Anthropology and Luckman Distinguished Teacher at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an instructor at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. He is the author of numerous articles examinging the relationships among cultural, psychological, and emotional processes, co-author of Contentment and Suffering: Culture and Experience in Toraja (Columbia University Press, 1994) and The Thread of Life: Toraja Reflections on the Life Cycle (University of Hawai'i Press, 1996), and co-editor of Whatever Happened to Empathy? (Ethos 36, 2008). C. Jason Throop is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA. He has conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork on pain, suffering, and morality on the island of Yap in the Western Caroline Islands of Micronesia. He is author of the book Suffering and Sentiment: Exploring the Vicissitudes of Experience and Pain on Yap (University of California Press, 2010) and co-editor of the volume Toward an Anthropology of the Will (Stanford University Press, 2010).

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Author : Douglas W. Hollan
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Data Published : 01 August 2011
ISBN : 0857451022
EAN : 9780857451026
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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