Episode 04: Khaled Furani

Khaled Furani is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Tel-Aviv University who studies social theory, modernity, language and literature, theology, secularism, Palestine, and the history of the anthropological field. In this episode, Aamer Ibraheem hosts Professor Furani to speak with him about his beginnings in the discipline of anthropology, his years as a PhD student in New York, his ethnographic exploration of the Question of the Other in anthropology, and mainly, his recent book, Redeeming Anthropology: A Theological Critique of a Modern Science, published in November 2019, by Oxford University Press.


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Diamond, Stanley. 1974. In Search of the Primitive: A Critique of Civilization. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books.

Furani, Khaled. 2012. Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry. Stanford University Press.

Furani, Khaled. 2019. Redeeming Anthropology: A Theological Critique of a Modern Science. Oxford University Press.

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm. ([1844-1900] 2006). Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm. ([1844-1900] 1974). The Gay Science; with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs. New York: Vintage Books.

Said, Edward W. 1978. Orientalism. New York: Pantheon Books.

Photo Courtesy: Oxford University Press.

Music: Oya Marhaba, by TootArd.