The Other Culture

  • J. N. Mohanty
Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 16)


I question the idea of the purely “my own” world, and so have found no way of formulating the problem of constitution of the other culture analogously to what Husserl does in the Fifth Meditation. The other is a part of my world—as much as the strange, the unfamiliar and the unintelligible are.


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  1. 1.
    For these debates, see Hedland, Pike and Harris, Emics and Etics. The Insider/Outsider Debate (Frontiers of Anthropology vol. 7). Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1990.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Colin Turnbull, The Mountain People. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972.Google Scholar

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. Mohanty
    • 1
  1. 1.Temple UniversityUSA

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