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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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Shall like you to get back to me. In the latter work on cannibalism he once again demolished another claim: Rejecting a career as a lecturer in English and no doubt claiming the chair of Lyn Ludowyke which would have been his eventually, he opted to study anthropology; and rejecting the university scholarship that would have taken him to the U.

Are you an author? Glad you are active. One of the major strands in his work has been combining psychoanalysis with ethnography.

Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. Before Obeysekere there were a few Freudian anthropologists too. Culture Matters” in Visions of Culture: And I am glad that you liked my piece on Gananath. Anthropologists by nationality Anthropology by year Bibliography Journals List of indigenous peoples Organizations.

Gananath Obeyesekere

Please help by adding reliable sources. In a fine-grained analysis Obeysekere showed the utter improbability of this claim. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The Freudian approach to his anthropology obeyesekwre its theoretical foundations — was finally laid out in his work called The Work of Culture.


In the s he entered into a well-known intellectual debate with Marshall Sahlins over the rationality of indigenous peoples. Perhaps to become Sinhalese and Tamils?

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