Paper $33.00 ISBN: 9780745330471 Published September 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Anthropology's World: Life in a Twenty-First-Century Discipline

Ulf Hannerz

Anthropology's World: Life in a Twenty-First-Century Discipline

Ulf Hannerz

Distributed for Pluto Press

216 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $33.00 ISBN: 9780745330471 Published September 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745330488 Published September 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

In this masterly, state of the art work, Ulf Hannerz maps the contemporary social world of anthropologists and its relation to the wider world in which they carry out their work.

Raising fundamental questions such as 'What is anthropology really about?', 'How does the public understand, or misunderstand, anthropology?' and 'What and where do anthropologists study now, and for whom do they write?' Hannerz invites anthropologists to think again about where their discipline is going.

Full of insights and practical advice from Hannerz's long experience at the top of the discipline, this book is essential for all anthropologists who want their craft to survive and develop in a volatile world, and contribute to new understandings of its ever-changing diversity and interconnections.

Contents

1. Introduction: in the Chair of the European Association of Social Anthropologists world, and a world in itself
2. Editing anthropology: two experiences in space and time
3. Diversity is our business
4. Field worries: studying down, up, sideways, through, backward, forward, early or
later, away and at home
5. Making the world transparent
6. Flat world and the Tower of Babel: linguistic practices in a global discipline
7. Before and after: exploring the usable past
8. And next, briefly: toward 2050
Notes
References
Index

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