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Anthropology's world: life in a twenty-first-century discipline
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
2010 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

What, in these times, in is anthropology for? How do anthropologists want to be understood? For whom do they write, and in what language? And can we use anthropology's past as a resource for thinking about challenges past and future? In his new book, Ulf Hannerz cements his reputation as one of anthropology's finest writers, showing how anthropology came to be a central intellectual discipline and why it is vital that it remains so in an increasingly globalized world. "Anthropology's world" refers, on the one hand, to the discipline as a social world in itself, as a community stretching across national boundaries. It also refers to the wider outside world to which it must relate in various ways. This book deals with the world of anthropology through a broad and revealing historical analysis, questioning the way anthropologists approach their work now, and speculating how they will do so in the future. Turning the toolkit of the anthropologist upon the discipline itself and asking searching questions of the purpose, ethics and future of the subject, Anthropology's World will be required reading for all students and practitioners of anthropology.

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London: Pluto Press, 2010. , 216 p.
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Anthropology, culture and society
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Social Anthropology
Research subject
Social Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-86356ISBN: 9780745330471 (print)ISBN: 9780745330488 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-86356DiVA: diva2:586683
Available from: 2013-01-12 Created: 2013-01-12 Last updated: 2013-06-07Bibliographically approved

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