World Anthropologies: Disciplinary Transformations within Systems of Power

World Anthropologies: Disciplinary Transformations within Systems of Power


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ISBN-13: 9781845201913
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Series: Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series , #7
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Gustavo Lins Ribeiro is Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Brasilia, Brazil, and Researcher of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil.
Arturo Escobar is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Director, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA; he is also Research Associate at the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History, ICANH, in Bogota

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements * Introduction: From "Universal Anthropology" to "World Anthropologies"--Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Arturo Escobar * Part I: Transnationalism and State Power * Reshaping Anthropology: A View from Japan--Shinji Yamashita * Transformations in Siberian Anthropology: An Insider's Perspective--Nikolai Vakhtin * In Search of Anthropology in China : A Discipline Caught in the Web of Nation Building Agenda, Socialist Capitalism, and Globalization--Josephine Smart * Mexican Anthropology's Ongoing Search For Identity--Esteban Krotz * Part II: Power and Hegemony in World Anthropologies * How many 'centers' and 'peripheries' in anthropology? A critical view on France--Eduardo Archetti * The Production of Knowledge and the Production of Hegemony: Anthropological Theory and Political Struggles in Spain--Susana Narotsky * Anthropology in a Post-Colonial Africa: the Survival Debate--Paul Nchoji Nkwi * Part III : Epistemological, Sociological and Disciplinary Predicaments * Generating Non-Trivial Knowledge in Awkward Situations: Anthropology in the UK--Eeva Berglund * The Production of Other Knowledges and its Tensions: From Andeanist Anthropology to Interculturalidad?--Marisol De la Cadena * A Time and Place Beyond and of the Center: Australian Anthropologies on the Process of Becoming--Sandy Toussaint * Official Hegemony and Contesting Pluralisms--Shiv Visvanathan * Part IV: From Anthropology today to World Anthropologies * The Pictographics of Tristesse: An Anthropology of Nation-Building in the Tropics and its Aftermath--Otavio Velho * "World Anthropologies" * Questions--Johannes Fabian

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