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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The rest is a rich chapter in the intellectual history of Sri Lanka. Only 2 left in stock – order soon. The Work of Culture: He is now retired and lives in Adelaide.

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D at the University of Washington. Again, it would not be an exaggeration to say that gnanath, too, was a path-finding work that sought to situate Freudian theory in a cultural framework and challenge the notions of a historical and universal unconscious defined by relations in a nuclear family but one to which other elements of the culture made its contribution too.

Culture works, he showed, to transform symbols and the symbols that human agents live by are not free-floating and universal meaning-systems but are rooted in the broad culture of a society.

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In between these significant works Obeysekere also produced a comparative study of the ideas of karma and re-birth and I understand he is working now on two more obfyesekere — one on the psychology and sociology of illusions and fantasies and another on the Veddhas.

The unconscious, it turns out, is subject to the work of culture. Having obtained a first-class degree in English and won all the prizes that come with it, Obeysekere took to studying anthropology.


Gananath Obeyesekere

European Mythmaking in the Pacific Jul 15, The people of certain cultures were in the habit of killing and eating their fellow beings. This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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One of the major strands in his work has been combining psychoanalysis with ethnography. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! They were ideologies of conquest rather than empirical descriptions, serviceable in the management and consolidation of emerging spiritual and temporal empires. This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents.

In his fearlessness and commitment to principle, he can be compared to obeyeselere less a figure than Jean-Paul Sartre.