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How to Live Through a Pandemic

How to Live Through a Pandemic

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Edited By Simone Abram, Helen Lambert, Jude Robinson
September 06, 2023

This book explores what anthropology can contribute to an understanding of how people live through pandemics. It reflects on how pandemics are experienced and what we can learn from Covid-19 as well as previous instances that might inform future responses and help to alleviate suffering. The ...

Anthropology and Responsibility

Anthropology and Responsibility

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Edited By Melissa Demian, Mattia Fumanti, Christos Lynteris
March 31, 2023

This book explores the role and implications of responsibility for anthropology, asking how responsibility is recognised and invoked in the world, what relations it draws upon, and how it comes to define notions of the person, institutional practices, ways of knowing and modes of evaluation. The ...

Shifting States New Perspectives on Security, Infrastructure, and Political Affect

Shifting States: New Perspectives on Security, Infrastructure, and Political Affect

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Edited By Alison Dundon, Richard Vokes
January 09, 2023

Shifting States draws on a rich history of anthropological theorising on all kinds of states – from the pre- to the post- industrial – and explores topics as diverse as bureaucracy, infrastructure, surveillance, securitization, and public health. As we enter the third decade of the ...

The Time of Anthropology Studies of Contemporary Chronopolitics

The Time of Anthropology: Studies of Contemporary Chronopolitics

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Edited By Elisabeth Kirtsoglou, Bob Simpson
January 09, 2023

The Time of Anthropology provides a series of compelling anthropological case studies that explore the different temporalities at play in the scientific discourses, governmental techniques and policy practices through which modern life is shaped. Together they constitute a novel analysis of ...

Re-Creating Anthropology Sociality, Matter, and the Imagination

Re-Creating Anthropology: Sociality, Matter, and the Imagination

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Edited By David N. Gellner, Dolores P. Martinez
May 06, 2022

This book makes a notable contribution to discussions of what anthropology is and should be in the twenty-first century through a reconsideration, from diverse sub-disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, of the interactions between sociality, matter, and the imagination. It explores the ...

Thinking Through Tourism

Thinking Through Tourism

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Edited By Julie Scott, Tom Selwyn
June 01, 2011

The study of tourism has made key contributions to the study of anthropology. This volume defines the current state of the anthropology of tourism, examining political, economic, ideological and symbolic themes. An extraordinarily rich collection of case studies illustrate topics as diverse as ...

Locating the Field Space, Place and Context in Anthropology

Locating the Field: Space, Place and Context in Anthropology

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Edited By Simon Coleman, Peter Collins
June 01, 2007

Are reports of the death of conventional fieldwork in anthropology greatly exaggerated? This book takes a critical look at the latest developments and key issues in fieldwork. The nature of 'locality' itself is problematic for both research subjects and fieldworkers, on the grounds that it must now...

World Anthropologies in Practice Situated Perspectives, Global Knowledge

World Anthropologies in Practice: Situated Perspectives, Global Knowledge

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Edited By John Gledhill
May 04, 2017

In a post-colonial world, the contributions of anthropologists living outside North America and Western Europe can no longer be treated as marginal. World Anthropologies in Practice demonstrates how global dialogues enable us to draw on local knowledge as well as differences of perspective to help ...

Living Beings Perspectives on Interspecies Engagements

Living Beings: Perspectives on Interspecies Engagements

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Edited By Penelope Dransart
December 18, 2014

Living Beings examines the vital characteristics of social interactions between living beings, including humans, other animals and trees.Many discussions of such relationships highlight the exceptional qualities of the human members of the category, insisting for instance on their religious beliefs...

Ownership and Appropriation

Ownership and Appropriation

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Edited By Veronica Strang, Mark Busse
February 02, 2012

In a world of finite resources, expanding populations and widening structural inequalities, the ownership of things is increasingly contested. Not only are the commons being rapidly enclosed and privatized, but the very idea of what can be owned is expanding, generating conflicts over the ownership...

The Interview An Ethnographic Approach

The Interview: An Ethnographic Approach

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Edited By Jonathan Skinner
September 01, 2013

What are new interview methods and practices in our new 'interview society' and how do they relate to traditional social science research? This volume interrogates the interview as understood, used - and under-used - by anthropologists. It puts the interview itself in the hotseat by exploring the ...

Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism Rooted, Feminist and Vernacular Perspectives

Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism: Rooted, Feminist and Vernacular Perspectives

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By Pnina Werbner
April 01, 2009

Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism inaugurates a new, situated, cosmopolitan anthropology. It examines the rise of postcolonial movements responsive to global rights movements, which espouse a politics of dignity, cultural difference, democracy, dissent and tolerance. The book starts from the...

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