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    DescriptionThe Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology presents a state of the art overview of the subject - its methodologies, current debates, history and future. It will provide the ultimate source of authoritative, critical descriptions of all the key aspects of the discipline as well as a consideration of the general state of the discipline at a time when there is notable uncertainty about its foundations, composition and direction. Divided into five core sections, the Handbook: examines the changing theoretical and analytical orientations that have led to new ways of carrying out research; presents an analysis of the traditional historical core and how the discipline has changed since 1980; considers the ethnographic regions where work has had the greatest impact on anthropology as a whole; outlines the people and institutions that are the context in which the discipline operates, covering topics from research funding to professional ethics. Bringing together leading international scholars, the Handbook provides a guide to the latest research in social and cultural anthropology. Presenting a systematic overview - and offering a wide range of examples, insights and analysis - it will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students in anthropology as well as cultural and social geography, cultural studies and sociology.

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    The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by James G. Carrier, Edited by Deborah B. Gewertz
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 169 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 1,241 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847883841
    ISBN 10: 1847883842

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JHMC
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    DC22: 306
    Abridged Dewey: 306
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    BIC subject category V2: JHB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17530
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: JFCD
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 301
    LC classification: GN316 .H357 2013
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/ANTHAS
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JHB, JBCC2
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Berg Publishers
    Publication date
    14 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    James G. Carrier is Hon. Research Associate at Oxford Brookes University, UK and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Indiana, USA . He is editor of Meanings of the Market (1997), and co-editor with Daniel Miller of Virtualism (1998). Deborah B. Gewertz is G. Henry Whitcomb Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College, USA.
    Review quote
    This book warrants praise from the outset as the gargantuan task it represents does exactly what it sets out to do making it both a pleasure to peruse but also a vitally important and erudite addition to an anthropologist's library... The terrain covered in this handbook is considerable, from chapters discussing Amazonia to South Asia, environment to sexuality, border politics to methodologies... A dialogue by the discipline with the discipline and one worth engaging. -- James Cuffe, University College Cork LSE Review of Books
    Table of contents
    General Introduction PART 1: ORIENTATIONS Introduction 1. Culture 2. Power 3. Postmodernism 4. Political economy 5. Methodology PART 2: ELEMENTS Introduction 6. Kinship 7. Economy 8. Politics 9. Religion 10. Exchange PART 3: ISSUES Introduction 11. Gender 12. Development 13. Ethnicity 14. Migration 15. Consumption 16. Environment 17. Globalisation 18. Material Culture and Art PART 4: REGIONS Introduction 19. Melanesia 20. Africa 21. Post-Socialist societies 22. South Asia 23. Amazonia 24. The West PART 5: CONTEXT Introduction 25. Research funding 26. Enrolment and employment 27. Applied & public anthropology 28. Related disciplines 29. Ethics Bibliography Index