Writings in anthropology
These essays pose the question of how we see and represent other cultures, and how to see oneís own world with eyes of the other - which is identical with understanding another culture from within. The essays include some "historical" topics relating to anthropology in Germany: anthropology in pre-fascist Germany, anthropologists like L. Frobenius and A.E. Jensen, then ethno-fiction in the case of H.R. Haggard"s She, essays on "social anthropology" and Malinowski, the relation of humanism and anthropology, African representations of the other, African rites and slavery, several essays on the Nuba, and other topics.