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  • Language and Colonial Powerby Johannes Fabian

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 30.95

    Among the preconditions for establishing colonial authority was communication with the colonised. Verbal exchanges depended on a shared communicative praxis providing common ground on which unilateral claims could be imposed. Use of, and control over, verbal means of communication were needed to maintain regimes - military, religious-ideological, economic... more...

  • Talk about Prayerby Johannes Fabian

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Talk about Prayer is an experiment in writing ethnography, a commentary on a conversation with Mama Régine Tshitanda, the leader of a Charismatic prayer group (groupe de prière) in Lubumbashi (Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo) and members of her family in 1986. more...

  • Time and the Otherby Johannes Fabian; Matti Bunzl

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 32.99

    Time and the Other is a classic work that upended the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects and reoriented the approach literary critics, philosophers, and historians took to the study of humankind. Johannes Fabian challenges the assumption that anthropologists live in the here and now,” that their objects live in the there and then,”... more...

  • Der römische Triumph in Prinzipat und Spätantikeby Fabian Goldbeck; Johannes Wienand

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Die politische Bedeutung des römischen Triumphs hat sich in augusteischer Zeit grundlegend gewandelt. Im römischen Prinzipat verlor das Ritual seine Funktion als Medium inneraristokratischer Konkurrenz und entwickelte sich zum zeremoniellen Brennpunkt der militärischen Repräsentation des Kaisers. Die Forschung hat sich bisher auf den republikanischen... more...

  • History from Belowby Johannes Fabian; Kalundi Mango; W. Schicho

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 158.00

    Johannes Fabian with assistance from Kalundi Mango (Administrator, National Museum of Zaire) and with linguistic notes by Walter Schicho (University of Vienna).An extraordinary linguistic and sociopolitical document, this is a history of colonization written by the colonized, about the colonized, and for the colonized. The original text, a history... more...

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