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  • Social Experience and Anthropological Knowledgeby Kirsten Hastrup; Peter Hervik

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    Anthropology poses an explicit challenge to standard notions of scientific knowledge. It claims to produce genuine insights into the workings of culture in general on the basis of individual social experience in the field. Social Experience and Anthropological Knowledge traces the process from the ethnographic experience to the analytical results,... more...

  • The Future of Anthropological Knowledgeby Henrietta Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95

    The Future of Anthropological Knowledge the chapters explore the question of the nature of social knowledge from a variety of perspectives and locations such as China, Africa, the USA and elsewhere. By examining the changing nature of anthropological knowledge and of the production of that knowledge, this book challenges the notion that only western... more...

  • Counterworksby Richard Fardon

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    Globalization is often described as the spread of western culture to other parts of the world. How accurate is the depiction of 'cultural flow'? In Counterworks , ten anthropologists examine the ways in which global processes have affected particular localities where they have carried out research. They challenge the validity of anthropological concepts... more...

  • After Writing Cultureby Andrew Dawson; Jenny Hockey; Allison James

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95

    This collection addresses the theme of representation in anthropology. Its fourteen articles explore some of the directions in which contemporary anthropology is moving, following the questions raised by the "writing culture" debates of the 1980s. It includes discussion of issues such as: * the concept of caste in Indian society * scottish ethnography... more...

  • Key Debates in Anthropologyby Tim Ingold

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Every year, leading social anthropologists meet to debate a motion at the heart of current theoretical developments in their subject and this book includes the first six of these debates, spanning the period from 1988 to 1993. Each debate has four principal speakers: one to propose the motion, another to oppose it, and two seconders. The first debate... more...

  • Constructing the Fieldby Vered Amit

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    Ethnographic fieldwork is traditionally seen as what distinguishes social and cultural anthropology from the other social sciences. This collection responds to the inte nsifying scrutiny of fieldwork in recent years. It challenges the idea of the necessity for the total immersion of the ethnographer in the field, and for the clear separation of professional... more...

  • Social Anthropologyby Angela P. Cheater

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95

    An introduction to the central concerns of social anthropology, presenting an alternative to standard texts. More concerned with the life-worlds of underdevelopment than the primitive or the exotic, it draws on material which evokes current problems of policy and administration in the Third World. The author raises questions of vital importance to... more...

  • Working Imagesby Ana Isabel Alfonso; Laszlo Kurti; Sarah Pink

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95

    Visual methods such as drawing, painting, video, photography and hypermedia offer increasingly accessible and popular resources for ethnographic research. In Working Images , prominent visual anthropologists and artists explore how old and new visual media can be integrated into contemporary forms of research and representation. Drawing upon projects... more...

  • Ethnographic Methodsby Karen O'Reilly

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    Ethnography isn't a prescribed set of methods - it's a methodology that acknowledges the complexity of human experience and the need to research it by close and sustained observation of human behaviour. In this comprehensive, yet concise introduction, Karen O'Reilly introduces the reader to the technical, practical and philosophical issues that... more...

  • International Relations and the Problem of Differenceby Naeem Inayatullah; David L. Blaney

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    International Relations and the Problem of Difference has developed out of the sense that IR as a discipline does not assess the quality of cultural interactions that shape, and are shaped by, the changing structures and processes of the international system. In this work, the authors re-imagine IR as a uniquely placed site for the study of differences... more...

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