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The handbook of sociocultural anthropology

Author: James G Carrier; Deborah B Gewertz
Publisher: London ; New York : Berg, 2013.
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The ultimate authoritative resource for researchers and students, The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology presents a state of the art overview of the subject - its methodologies, current debates,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Carrier; Deborah B Gewertz
ISBN: 9781847883841 1847883842
OCLC Number: 796354947
Description: xxii, 630 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface / James G. Carrier and Deborah B. Gewertz --
Introduction / James G. Carrier --
Orientations in anthropology / Gísli Pálsson --
Culture / Elizabeth F. Vann --
Power / Lesley Gill --
Postmodernism / Lamont Lindstrom --
Political economy / Josiah McC. Heyman --
Methodology / Andre Gingrich --
Elements: assessing the historical core of anthropology / Caroline Humphrey --
The anthropology of kinship: the kinship of anthropology / Barbara Bodenhorn --
Economy / Bill Maurer --
Border politics / Barbara Yngvesson --
Anthropology of religion: the return of the repressed? / Simon Coleman --
Exchange / Chris A. Gregory --
Issues in sociocultural anthropology since the sixties / Bruce M. Knauft --
Gender and sexuality / Susan Brownell and Niko Besnier --
Development / Marc Edelman --
Ethnicity: from boundaries to frontiers / Thomas Hylland Eriksen --
The anthropology of migration / Katy Gardner --
Consumption: from cultural theory to the ethnography of capitalism / Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld --
Environment / Melissa A. Johnson --
Globalization in anthropology / Jonathan Friedman --
Material culture: ancestries and trajectories in material culture studies / Paul Basu --
Regions in anthropology / Jane I. Guyer --
Postcolonial societies: Melanesia / Martha Macintyre --
Africanist anthropology / Dorothea Schulz --
Postsocialist societies: Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union / Douglas Rogers and Katherine Verdery --
South Asia and the stakes of social theory / Veena Das --
Amazonia / Beth A. Conklin --
Critical anthropologies of the United States / Jeff Maskovsky --
Europe / Andrés Barrera-González, Melissa L. Caldwell, Monica Heintz, and Anna Horolets --
Contexts and consequences in anthropology / Don Brenneis --
Short-haired women and long-haired men: funding research in sociocultural anthropology / Deborah Winslow and Kristin Küyük --
Applied and public anthropology in the United States and the United Kingdom / Jeanne Simonelli and Jonathan Skinner --
Related disciplines / David Mills --
Ethics: practices, principles, and comparative perspectives / Rena Lederman.
Responsibility: edited by James G. Carrier and Deborah B. Gewertz.

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