Anthropological Locations: Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science / Edition 1

Anthropological Locations: Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science / Edition 1

by Akhil Gupta, James (Eds.) Ferguson
     
 


"A vitally important contribution to anthropology. . . . Most importantly, although the critique is sharply directed, the tone of the volume is constructive rather than destructive—or deconstructive."—Joan Vincent, Barnard College

"A rich, thought-provoking, and highly original collection. . . . The research presented is new and the perspectives

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"A vitally important contribution to anthropology. . . . Most importantly, although the critique is sharply directed, the tone of the volume is constructive rather than destructive—or deconstructive."—Joan Vincent, Barnard College

"A rich, thought-provoking, and highly original collection. . . . The research presented is new and the perspectives original. This collection of essays casts significant new light on phenomena and practices which have long been central to anthropology, while at the same time introducing new substantive materials."—Don Brenneis, University of California, Santa Cruz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520206809
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Discipline and Practice: "The Field" as Site, Method, and Location in Anthropology1
2After Ishmael: The Fieldwork Tradition and Its Future47
3Locating the Past66
4News and Culture: Transitory Phenomena and the Fieldwork Tradition Liisa H. Malkki86
5African Studies as American Institution102
6The Waxing and Waning of "Subfields" in North American Sociocultural Anthropology117
7Anthropology and the Cultural Study of Science: From Citadels to String Figures131
8"You Can't Take the Subway to the Field!": "Village" Epistemologies in the Global Village147
9The Virtual Anthropologist163
10Spatial Practices: Fieldwork, Travel, and the Disciplining of Anthropology185
References223
Contributors261
Index265

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