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Anthropology in the Public Arena

Historical and Contemporary Contexts

Wiley, J,
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This articulate and authoritative survey of both the popular and academic trends in anthropology demonstrates the broad relevance of anthropological knowledge and argues for a more inclusive conception of the discipline that engages the public imagination.
* Demonstrates the evolving social contexts of British anthropological theory and practice from the mid-19th century
* Highlights the importance of popular anthropology in forming and sustaining the professional discipline
* Explores the past and present cross-fertilization of anthropologists, scientists and prominent literary figures
* Assesses the pioneering efforts online to advance the role of anthropology in public debates
* Appeals to a broader readership interested in cultural and intellectual history


Titel: Anthropology in the Public Arena
Autoren/Herausgeber: Jeremy MacClancy
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781118490280

Seitenzahl: 248
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Jeremy MacClancy is professor in social anthropology atOxford Brookes University, UK, and director of theuniversity's Anthropology Centre for Conservation,Environment and Development (ACCEnD). His research has includedmajor studies of the cultural dimensions of nationalism in thePacific islands of Vanuatu, and a prize-winning analysis of thepoliticized development of a Basque 'cuisine' innorthern Spain. Prof MacClancy is author and editor of booksincluding Consuming Culture (1992), PopularizingAnthropology (1996), Exotic No More: Anthropology on theFront Lines (2002), and Expressing Identities in the BasqueArena (2007). - Newsletter
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