Anthropology in the Public Arena (Heftet)

Historical and Contemporary Contexts


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2013
Antall sider: 248
Forlag: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781118475508
Omtale: Anthropology in the Public Arena
This articulate and authoritative survey of both the popular and academic trends in anthropology demonstrates the broad relevance of anthropological knowledge and argues for a more inclusive conception of the discipline that engages the public imagination. * Demonstrates the evolving social contexts of British anthropological theory and practice from the mid-19th century * Highlights the importance of popular anthropology in forming and sustaining the professional discipline * Explores the past and present cross-fertilization of anthropologists, scientists and prominent literary figures * Assesses the pioneering efforts online to advance the role of anthropology in public debates * Appeals to a broader readership interested in cultural and intellectual history

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