Anthropology and Science by Jeannette Edwards
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Anthropology and Science
By Jeannette Edwards

Anthropology and Science

Epistemologies in Practice

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Anthropology and Science by Jeannette Edwards

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What does it mean to know something - scientifically, anthropologically, socially? What is the relationship between different forms of knowledge and ways of knowing? How is knowledge mobilised in society and to what ends? Drawing on ethnographic examples from across the world, and from the virtual and global 'places' created by new information technologies, Anthropology and Science presents examples of living and dynamic epistemologies and practices, and of how scientific ways of knowing operate in the world. Authors address the nature of both scientific and experiential knowledge, and look at competing and alternative ideas about what it means to be human. The essays analyze the politics and ethics of positioning 'science', 'culture' or 'society' as authoritative. They explore how certain modes of knowing are made authoritative and command allegiance (or not), and look at scientific and other rationalities - whether these challenge or are compatible with science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845204990
ISBN-10: 1845204999
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jeannette Edwards

Jeanette Edwards is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester. Penny Harvey is Professor of Social Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester. Peter Wade is Professor of Social Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester.

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