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 ...
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Overview

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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Varied and insightful. Clearly this will interest those concerned with new directions in the social sciences.
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Anthropologist are in a funk these days: other fields, such as history and literary studies, are having a heyday with concepts anthropologists developed but have since discredited, and postmodernists just jeer at what they actually do believe in. Ten essays suggest remedies such as throwing everything out and starting over, limiting their study to the American middle-class, and undertaking an "archaeology" (or perhaps psychoanalysis) of the discipline. Paper edition (unseen), $15.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780933452787
  • Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1991
  • Series: Advanced Seminar Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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