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Popularizing Anthropology by Jeremy MacClancy
Book DescriptionAnthropology written for a popular audience is the most neglected branch of the discipline. In the 1980s postmodernist anthropologists began to explore the literary and reflective aspects of their work. Popularizing Anthropology advances that trend by looking at a key but previously marginalized genre of anthropology. The contributors, who are well known anthropologists, explore such themes as: why so many anthropologists are women; how the Japanese have reacted to Ruth Benedict; why Margaret Mead became so successful; how the French media promote Levi-Strauss and Louis Dumont; Why Bruce Chatwin tells us more about Aboriginals than many anthropologists in Australia; how personal accounts of fieldwork have evolved since the 1950s; how to write a personal account of fieldwork. Popularizing Anthropology unearths a submerged tradition within anthropology and reveals that, from the beginning, anthropologists have looked beyond the boundaries of the academy for their listeners. It aims to establish the popularization of the discipline as an illuminating topic of investigation in its own right, arguing that it is not an irrelevant appendage to the main body of the subject but has always been an integral part of it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415136136
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeremy MacClancy
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A fresh anthropological look at a central but neglected topic, the profound changes in rural life throughout Western Europe today. As locals leave for jobs in cities they are replaced by a variety of incomers, including neo-hippies, lifestyle-seekers, eco-activists, and rural labour migrants from beyond the EU.
Anthropology in the Public Arena, Paperback (March 2013)
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.
Exotic No More, Paperback (July 2002)
In this volume anthropologists demonstrate the tremendous contributions that anthroplogy can make to contemporary society. They cover issues ranging from fundamentalism to forced migration, human rights to environmentalism.
Contesting Art, Paperback (September 1997)» View all books by Jeremy MacClancy
Examining the significant relations among art, identity and politics in the modern world, this text investigates the internal and external political disputes underlying the "repatriation" of cultural property.
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