Wonder and Anthropology

By Aleksandra Kunce.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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What is wonder? What is the astonishment in the anthropological way of thinking? The Author analyzes the fundamental question–What is the specific function of the relationship between anthropology and astonishment? And what exactly is astonishment itself? Anthropology is the apotheosis of the astonishment in culture. That was the first establishment and the beginning of anthropology. Lots of research from diaries, reminiscences and monographs has created incoherent textuality, which has been developed by astonishment.

Keywords: Wonder, Astonishment, Textuality, Anthropology

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp.123-136. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 825.310KB).

Dr. Aleksandra Kunce

Anthropologist, Lecturer, University of Silesia, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

Aleksandra Kunce, Prof. US, Ph.D. is Professor at the University of Silesia in Katowice and author of the books: Identity and Postmodernism (The Publishing House ‘Elipsa’, Warsaw 2003), Thinking Silesia (co-author Zbigniew Kadłubek, University of Silesia, Katowice 2007), The Anthropology of Points. Deliberations on texts by Ryszard Kapuscinski (University of Silesia, Katowice 2008). Professor Kunce is a member of The International Cultural Research Network and The Polish Society of Cultural Studies and the editor of the journal Anthropos? (http://www.anthropos.us.edu.pl). Interests: anthropology and the philosophy of culture.


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