Conceptualizing Iranian Anthropology

Conceptualizing Iranian Anthropology

by Shahnaz R. Nadjmabadi
     
 

Although anthropologists and cultural geographers have explored “place” in various senses, little cross-cultural examination of “kinds of place,” or ecotopes, has been presented from an ethno-ecological perspective. In this volume, indigenous and local understandings of landscape are investigated in order to better understand how human

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Although anthropologists and cultural geographers have explored “place” in various senses, little cross-cultural examination of “kinds of place,” or ecotopes, has been presented from an ethno-ecological perspective. In this volume, indigenous and local understandings of landscape are investigated in order to better understand how human communities relate to their terrestrial and aquatic resources. The contributors go beyond the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) literature and offer valuable insights on ecology and on land and resources management, emphasizing the perception of landscape above the level of species and their folk classification. Focusing on the ways traditional people perceive and manage land and biotic resources within diverse regional and cultural settings, the contributors address theoretical issues and present case studies from North America, Mexico, Amazonia, tropical Asia, Africa and Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845456269
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Shahnaz R. Nadjmabadi is a social anthropologist, who worked at UNESCO in Paris from 1977 to 1986. She is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main. Her research focuses on the interrelationships between the populations living in the Iranian coastal areas and their neighbours in the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf. She has published a number of articles on questions of identity, locality and the history of settlement in the province of Hormozgan (Persian Gulf).

Table of Contents

Introduction Shahnaz R. Nadjmabadi Nadjmabadi, Shahnaz R. 1

Pt. I From Folklore to Anthropology: The Passage

1 The Contribution of Foreign Anthropologists to Iranology Ali A. Bulookbashi Bulookbashi, Ali A. 19

2 Storytelling as a Constituent of Popular Culture: Folk Narrative Research in Contemporary Iran Ulrich Marzolph Marzolph, Ulrich 30

3 Iranian Anthropology - Crossing Boundaries: Influences of Modernization, Social Transformation and Globalization Mary Elaine Hegland Hegland, Mary Elaine 43

Pt. II Voices From Within: Institutions and Professions

4 Anthropology in Postrevolutionary Iran Nematollah Fazeli Fazeli, Nematollah 75

5 Making and Remaking an Academic Tradition: Towards an Indigenous Anthropology in Iran Nasser Fakouhi Fakouhi, Nasser 87

6 Iranian Anthropologists Are Women Soheila Shahshahani Shahshahani, Soheila 116

Pt. III Anthropological Practice: Constraints and Possibilities

7 Applied Anthropology in Iran? Jean-Pierre Digard Digard, Jean-Pierre 135

8 Past Experiences and Future Perspectives of an Indigenous Anthropologist on Anthropological Work in Iran Mohammad Shahbazi Shahbazi, Mohammad 143

9 Anthropological Research in Iran Lois Beck Beck, Lois 157

10 Being from There: Dilemmas of a 'Native Anthropologist' Ziba Mir-Hosseini Mir-Hosseini, Ziba 180

Pt. IV Past and Present Perspectives: Challenging the Future

11 Usual Topics: Taboo Themes and New Objects in Iranian Anthropology Christian Bromberger Bromberger, Christian 195

12 Islamophobia and Malaise in Anthropology Fariba Adelkhah Adelkhah, Fariba 207

13 Personal Reflections on Anthropology of and in Iran Richard Tapper Tapper, Richard225

Select Bibliography 242

Notes on Contributors 261

Index 266

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