See the glossary for a note on pronunciation of Toba ter
This does not mean that space is absent from these analys
phies byThomas Abercrombie (1998:113, 179, 359), Jennife
22), and especially Joanne Rappaport (1990:9, 11, 151–5
attention to some of the spatial coordinates of memory
1995). Yet legitimately concerned with other issues, thes
theorize the role of places in the production of memorie
Certainly, phenomenology does not exhaust the growin
literature incorporating space within studies of memory
Regis 2001; Orta 2002), some of which draw on the mu
Pierre Nora (1989) on sites of commemoration. Yet ph
mains to date probably the most influential body of the
count for the intersection of memory and place (see Ria
Some Chaco ethnographers have argued that foraging m
groups predisposed to wage labor because the two practi
compatible’’ with each other. For a critique of this per
dillo 1993.
My perspective on experience, in this regard, differs from
cal approaches to the concept and in particular to exp
as exemplified in the work of Fred Myers (1986), Keith
Stephen Feld and Keith Basso (1996).These authors tend
ences of place as culturally given: that is, as points of d
only then situated in history. While sharing with these a
graphic interest in senses of place, I conceive of experie
product constrained and recreated by fields of power.
This view of the dialectic has become standard in anthro
thors engaged in a sophisticated use of dialectical think
such as Jean and John Comaroff reproduce this notion wh
define the concept (see Comaroff and Comaroff 1997:28, 4
1985:1, 6, 43). As argued, among others, by Edward Thom
and David Harvey (1996:48), one of the recognized comp
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