Recapturing Anthropology

Recapturing Anthropology : Working in the Present

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The ten papers in this volume offer different versions of how and where anthropologists might work usefully in today's world, converging on the issue of how anthropology can best recapture the progressive character its basic concepts, such as "culture," once had. Together the authors demonstrate that a reinvigorated anthropology must recognize how the profession labors under an existing intellectual discipline, with its own political and economic history, on a global "shop floor.
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 170.43 x 228.09 x 18.29mm | 417.3g
  • School of American Research Press,U.S.
  • Santa Fe, United States
  • English
  • 0933452780
  • 9780933452787
  • 1,465,134

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[Recapturing Anthropology is] a first class ticket to new times in anthropology." -Roger Slack, Sociology Vol. 27, no. 4 (November 1993)

"Product of a 1989 seminar of leading ethnologists, these nine essays explore the revitalization of contemporary anthropology in response to postmodern criticism . . . [T]his will interest those concerned with new directions in the social sciences. For faculty and students in departments of anthropology, for larger public libraries, and essential for university libraries associated with both undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences." -R.B. Clay, Choice (September 1992)

"The studies in this volume offer new and original work that will help develop research agendas in this important, emergent field." -Jacqueline Urla, University of Massachusetts
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