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The Best of Anthropology Today

1st Edition

Edited by Jonathan Benthall

Routledge

384 pages

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The articles in this influential journal placed it in the thick of a turbulent period for anthropology. Reacting to current research interests and launching what were often heated debates, it set the agenda for disciplinary change and new research.

Once described the American Anthropological Association as creating 'a strong voice for anthropology in the public arena', the Founder Editor, Jonathan Benthall, introduces here a personal selection of articles and letters with his own candid retrospect, arguing that the discipline's greatest strength and potential lies in testing and refining the ideas of other disciplines. Once described by the American Anthropological Association as creating 'a strong voice for anthropology in the public arena', the founder editor, Jonathan Benthall, introduces here a personal selection of articles and letters with his own candid retrospect, arguing that the discipline's greatest strength and potential lies in telling and refining the ideas of other disciplines.

Reviews

'These forty-nine papers, spanning 25 years, are collected under the title The Best of Anthropology Today and make genuinely interesting reading, both on the diversity of studies and for the historical shifts of interest that the discipline makes.' - Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory

About the Editor

Jonathan Benthall was Director of the Royal Anthropological Institute (1974-2000) and Founder Editor of Anthropology Today which succeeded RAINews (1974-84). In 1983 he was awarded the Anthropology in Media Award by the American Anthropological Association.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOC002010
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural