Introducing Anthropology Book

Introducing Anthropology

  • Author : Laura Pountney
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-04-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509544158
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 8,8 Mb

Introducing Anthropology Summary:

The perfect starting point for any student new to this fascinating subject, offering a serious yet accessible introduction to anthropology. Across a series of fourteen chapters, Introducing Anthropology addresses the different fields and approaches within anthropology, covers an extensive range of themes and emphasizes the active role and promise of anthropology in the world today. The new edition foregrounds in particular the need for anthropology in understanding and addressing today's environmental crisis, as well as the exciting developments of digital anthropology. This book has been designed by two authors with a passion for teaching and a commitment to communicating the excitement of anthropology to newcomers. Each chapter includes clear explanations of classic and contemporary anthropological research and connects anthropological theories to real-life issues at the local and global levels. The vibrancy and importance of anthropology is a core focus of the book, with numerous interviews with key anthropologists about their work and the discipline as a whole, and plenty of ethnographic studies to consider and use as inspiration for readers' own personal investigations. A clear glossary, a range of activities and discussion points, and carefully selected further reading and suggested ethnographic films further support and extend students' learning. Introducing Anthropology aims to inspire and enthuse a new generation of anthropologists. It is suitable for a range of different readers, from students studying the subject at school-level to university students looking for a clear and engaging entry point into anthropology.

Design   Anthropology Book

Design Anthropology

  • Author : Christine Miller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351590457
  • Total Read : 68
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb

Design Anthropology Summary:

This book explores the evolution of two disciplines, design and anthropology, and their convergence within commercial and organizational arenas. Focusing on the transdisciplinary field of design anthropology, the chapters cover the global forces and conditions that facilitated its emergence, the people that have contributed to its development and those who are likely to shape its future. Christine Miller touches on the invention and diffusion of new practices, the recontextualization of ethnographic inquiry within design and innovations in applications of anthropological theory and methodology. She considers how encounters between anthropology and ‘designerly’ practice have impacted the evolution of both disciplines. The book provides students, scholars and practitioners with valuable insight into the movement to formalize the nascent field of design anthropology and how the relationship between the two fields might develop in the future given the dynamic global forces that continue to impact them both.

Visualizing Anthropology Book

Visualizing Anthropology

  • Author : Anna Grimshaw
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9781841509099
  • Total Read : 77
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb

Visualizing Anthropology Summary:

Questions of vision and knowledge are central to debates about the world in which we live. Developing new analytical approaches toward ways of seeing is a key challenge facing those working across a wide range of disciplines. How can visuality be understood on its own terms rather than by means of established textual frameworks? Visualizing Anthropology takes up this challenge. Bringing together a range of perspectives anchored in practice, the book maps experiments in the forms and techniques of visual enquiry. The origins of this collection lie in visual anthropology. Although the field has greatly expanded and diversified, many of the key debates continue to be focused around the textual concerns of the mainstream discipline. In seeking to establish a more genuinely visual anthropology, the editors have sought to forge links with other kinds of image-based projects. Ethnography is the shared space of practice. Understood not as a specialized method but as cultural critique, the book explores new collaborative possibilities linked to image-based work.

Asian Anthropology Book

Asian Anthropology

  • Author : Jan Van Bremen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134271009
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb

Asian Anthropology Summary:

Asian Anthropology raises important questions regarding the nature of anthropology and particularly the production and consumption of anthropological knowledge in Asia. Instead of assuming a universal standard or trajectory for the development of anthropology in Asia, the contributors to this volume begin with the appropriate premise that anthropologies in different Asian countries have developed and continue to develop according to their own internal dynamics. With chapters written by an international group of experts in the field, Asian Anthropology will be a useful teaching tool and a valuable resource for scholars working in Asian anthropology.

Writing Anthropology Book

Writing Anthropology

  • Author : Carole McGranahan
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478009160
  • Total Read : 88
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb

Writing Anthropology Summary:

In Writing Anthropology, fifty-two anthropologists reflect on scholarly writing as both craft and commitment. These short essays cover a wide range of territory, from ethnography, genre, and the politics of writing to affect, storytelling, authorship, and scholarly responsibility. Anthropological writing is more than just communicating findings: anthropologists write to tell stories that matter, to be accountable to the communities in which they do their research, and to share new insights about the world in ways that might change it for the better. The contributors offer insights into the beauty and the function of language and the joys and pains of writing while giving encouragement to stay at it—to keep writing as the most important way to not only improve one’s writing but to also honor the stories and lessons learned through research. Throughout, they share new thoughts, prompts, and agitations for writing that will stimulate conversations that cut across the humanities. Contributors. Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Jane Eva Baxter, Ruth Behar, Adia Benton, Lauren Berlant, Robin M. Bernstein, Sarah Besky, Catherine Besteman, Yarimar Bonilla, Kevin Carrico, C. Anne Claus, Sienna R. Craig, Zoë Crossland, Lara Deeb, K. Drybread, Jessica Marie Falcone, Kim Fortun, Kristen R. Ghodsee, Daniel M. Goldstein, Donna M. Goldstein, Sara L. Gonzalez, Ghassan Hage, Carla Jones, Ieva Jusionyte, Alan Kaiser, Barak Kalir, Michael Lambek, Carole McGranahan, Stuart McLean, Lisa Sang Mi Min, Mary Murrell, Kirin Narayan, Chelsi West Ohueri, Anand Pandian, Uzma Z. Rizvi, Noel B. Salazar, Bhrigupati Singh, Matt Sponheimer, Kathleen Stewart, Ann Laura Stoler, Paul Stoller, Nomi Stone, Paul Tapsell, Katerina Teaiwa, Marnie Jane Thomson, Gina Athena Ulysse, Roxanne Varzi, Sita Venkateswar, Maria D. Vesperi, Sasha Su-Ling Welland, Bianca C. Williams, Jessica Winegar

Perspectives Book


  • Author : Nina Brown
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Anthropology
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN 10 : 1931303665
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 6,8 Mb

Perspectives Summary:

"This textbook is a collection of chapters on the essential topics in cultural anthropology. Different from other introductory textbooks, this book is an edited volume with each chapter written by a different author. Each author has written from their experiences working as an anthropologist and that personal touch makes for an accessible introduction to cultural anthropology. The authors' approach to cultural anthropology is holistic. They see the interconnectedness of cultural practices and, in all of the chapters, they emphasize the comparison of cultures and the ways of life of different peoples."--BCcampus website.

The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia Book

The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia

  • Author : Bosco Yamashita
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 157181258X
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 11,6 Mb

The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia Summary:

In a path-breaking series of essays the contributors to this collection explore the development of anthropological research in Asia. The volume includes writings on Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Economic Anthropology Book

Economic Anthropology

  • Author : Chris Hann
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-06-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745699394
  • Total Read : 78
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb

Economic Anthropology Summary:

This book is a new introduction to the history and practice of economic anthropology by two leading authors in the field. They show that anthropologists have contributed to understanding the three great questions of modern economic history: development, socialism and one-world capitalism. In doing so, they connect economic anthropology to its roots in Western philosophy, social theory and world history. Up to the Second World War anthropologists tried and failed to interest economists in their exotic findings. They then launched a vigorous debate over whether an approach taken from economics was appropriate to the study of non-industrial economies. Since the 1970s, they have developed a critique of capitalism based on studying it at home as well as abroad. The authors aim to rejuvenate economic anthropology as a humanistic project at a time when the global financial crisis has undermined confidence in free market economics. They argue for the continued relevance of predecessors such as Marcel Mauss and Karl Polanyi, while offering an incisive review of recent work in this field. Economic Anthropology is an excellent introduction for social science students at all levels, and it presents general readers with a challenging perspective on the world economy today. Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title