Gananath Obeyesekere is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology whose latest book is ‘The Doomed King: A Requiem for Sri Vikrama Rajasinha’, about the last . $ The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific by Gananath Obeyesekere ( Paperback. $ Imagining Karma: Ethical. Gananath Obeyesekere is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, where he taught for 20 years before retiring in Among his books are.

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And still the wonder grew, that the one small, bushy head of Gananath Obeysekere could carry all he knew which he shared with us. January 26, at 3: Filed under cultural transmission. The Freudian approach to his anthropology — its theoretical foundations — was finally laid out in his work called The Work of Culture. Please try your request again later. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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In the first of these works he demolished the claim made both by travellers to the south islands and certain anthropologists that the natives of these islands considered Captain Cook as a god by fitting him and his murderous activities into their myths.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In between these significant works Obeysekere also produced a comparative study of the ideas of karma and re-birth and I understand he is working now on two more books — one on the psychology and sociology of illusions and fantasies and another on the Veddhas.

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Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. The people of certain cultures were in the habit of killing and eating their fellow beings. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In anthropology it was to produce a truly world-famous scholar in Agnanath Obeyesekere, who turns eighty. January 24, at D obeyesekefe the University of Washington.

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Notify me of new posts via email. He stands as a true giant among scholars, both nationally and internationally, a scholar of great depth, range and a graceful writer to boot. Glad you are active.