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Contemporary Futures Perspectives from Social Anthropology

Contemporary Futures: Perspectives from Social Anthropology

1st Edition

Edited By Sandra Wallman
November 26, 1992

In industrial societies imagining the future is a serious business; our assumptions about the future govern the present management of domestic, national and global resources, and are projected, some would say inflicted, on societies whose visions are different. Contemporary Futures focuses not so ...

Socialism Ideals, Ideologies, and Local Practice

Socialism: Ideals, Ideologies, and Local Practice

1st Edition

Edited By C. M. Hann
December 17, 1992

Socialism as a political system may be on the wane, yet no one can doubt that its cultural legacies will make themselves felt for years to come, and on a worldwide scale. The contributors to this volume adopt a variety of anthropological approaches to illuminate changes which have removed ...

Environmentalism The View from Anthropology

Environmentalism: The View from Anthropology

1st Edition

By Kay Milton
October 21, 1993

Located in a wide spectrum of current research and practice, from analyses of green ideology and imagery, enviromental law and policy, and local enviromental activism in the West to ethnographic studies of relationships between humans and their enviroments in hunter/gatherer societies, ...

Creativity and Cultural Improvisation

Creativity and Cultural Improvisation

1st Edition

Edited By Elizabeth Hallam, Tim Ingold
April 01, 2008

There is no prepared script for social and cultural life. People work it out as they go along. Creativity and Cultural Improvisation casts fresh, anthropological eyes on the cultural sites of creativity that form part of our social matrix. The book explores the ways creative agency is attributed in...

Anthropology and Science Epistemologies in Practice

Anthropology and Science: Epistemologies in Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Jeanette Edwards, Penny Harvey, Peter Wade
March 01, 2008

What does it mean to know something - scientifically, anthropologically, socially? What is the relationship between different forms of knowledge and ways of knowing? How is knowledge mobilised in society and to what ends? Drawing on ethnographic examples from across the world, and from the virtual ...

The Qualities of Time Anthropological Approaches

The Qualities of Time: Anthropological Approaches

1st Edition

Edited By Wendy James, David Mills
December 15, 2005

This book explores the relevance of classical ideas in the anthropology of time tothe way we understand history, participate in the events around us, and experienceour lives. Time is not just an abstract principle we live by or a local cultural construct: it is shaped, punctuated, organized, and ...

After Writing Culture Epistemology and Praxis in Contemporary Anthropology

After Writing Culture: Epistemology and Praxis in Contemporary Anthropology

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Dawson, Jenny Hockey, Allison James
April 10, 1997

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 ...

An Anthropology of Indirect Communication

An Anthropology of Indirect Communication

1st Edition

Edited By Joy Hendry, C.W. Watson
March 15, 2001

Sometimes we convey what we mean not by what we say but by what we do. This type of indirect communication is sometimes called 'indirection'. From patent miscommunication, through potent ambiguity to pregnant silence this incisive collection examines from a rare anthropological perspective the many...

Elite Cultures Anthropological Perspectives

Elite Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Nugent, Cris Shore
April 11, 2002

Drawing on a diverse, comparative ethnographic literature, this new volume examines the intimate spaces and cultural practices of those elites who occupy positions of power and authority across a variety of different settings.Using ethnographic case studies from a wide range of geographical areas, ...

Participating in Development Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge

Participating in Development: Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge

1st Edition

Edited By Alan Bicker, Johan Pottier, Paul Sillitoe
July 04, 2002

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Reason and Morality

Reason and Morality

1st Edition

Edited By Joanna Overing
October 03, 1985

First Published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Ritual, Performance, Media

Ritual, Performance, Media

1st Edition

Edited By Felicia Hughes-Freeland
November 06, 1997

Ritual, Performance and Media are significant areas of study which are essential to anthropology and are often surprisingly overlooked. This book brings a more anthropological perspective to debates about media consumption, performativity and the characteristics of spectacle which have transformed ...

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