Existential Anthropology: Events, Exigencies, and Effects


“What is truly worthwhile in this loose grouping of essays is the ethnographic examples.  Powerfully presented, beautifully written (the final three pages of the book offer a poignantly evocative description of ethnography as a way of living), and loaded with telling detail, these ethnographic vignettes … make a case for the universality of the Roshomon effect in perspectives on lived experience, and … make the reader consider the possibility that the responsibility of the ethnographer is to say something useful about how to live.” - Arthur Kleinman