• Seeing like a system: Luhmann for Anthropologists

    Author(s):
    Ilana Gershon (see profile)
    Date:
    2005
    Group(s):
    Anthropology
    Subject(s):
    Anthropology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    #anthropology, #autopoesis, #Luhmann
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6147G
    Abstract:
    In this essay, I discuss how Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory might be useful for anthropologists. After providing a summary of Luhmann’s theory, I address the quandaries anthropologists might face when deploying a theory that presumes systems without selves. I also recount how other anthropologists have made use of Luhmann’s systems theory to analyze auditing, legal pluralism, and biosecurity hazards.
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    Published
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