The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Anthropology

Edited by Simon Coleman, Susan B. Hyatt, Ann Kingsolver

© 2015 – Routledge

640 pages

Purchasing Options:
Hardback: 9780415583954
pub: 2016-04-30

About the Book

This volume covers the concerns of contemporary anthropology and considers its construction through texts, classroom interactions, engagements with various publics, and changing relations with other academic subjects. An expert team of authors introduce key contemporary perspectives and approaches within the field and explore significant issues that can be analysed usefully through an anthropological lens. The collection provides both students and scholars with a powerful overview of anthropology as a lively and constantly evolving discipline.

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction - The Study of Culture at a Crossroads of History Part Two: Doing Anthropology - Key Approaches Part Three: The Scope of Anthropology - Key Issues Part Four: Anthropology in Conversation with Other Disciplines

About the Editors

Simon Coleman is Chancellor Jackman Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada. He was previously Head of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sussex, UK.

Susan Brin Hyatt is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA.

Ann Kingsolver is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General