An epistemological awakening: Michel de Certeau and the writing of culture

Highmore, Ben (2007) An epistemological awakening: Michel de Certeau and the writing of culture. Social Anthropology, 15 (1). pp. 13-26. ISSN 0964-0282

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Abstract

The historian and theorist Michel de Certeau offers a challenge and a promise to all those involved in the practice of `writing culture¿. Part of the promise that his work contains is for a true interdisciplinarity that is fashioned out of a much more integrated approach to culture; but it is also a promise that suggests an approach to culture that is much more responsive to the particularity and peculiarity of culture (an `interdiscipline¿ that would refashion itself in its response to its object). The challenge that de Certeau offers is one fundamental to anyone writing culture now: how to write of reality, truth, actuality, in the face of the massive epistemological scepticism generated by poststructuralism.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Ben Highmore
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:19
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2012 14:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25390
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