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The Anthropology of Empathy: Experiencing the Lives of Others in Pacific Societies

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by Douglas W. Hollan
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The Anthropology of Empathy: Experiencing the Lives of Others in Pacific Societies by Douglas W. Hollan

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.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 252
Size: 3.3 MB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9780857451033 (DRM-PDF)

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