Questions of Anthropology
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Questions of Anthropology by Charles Stafford
Book DescriptionAnthropology today seems to shy away from the big, comparative questions that ordinary people in many societies find compelling. Questions of Anthropology brings these issues back to the centre of anthropological concerns.Individual essays explore birth, death and sexuality, puzzles about the relationship between science and religion, questions about the nature of ritual, work, political leadership and genocide, and our personal fears and desires, from the quest to control the future and to find one's 'true' identity to the fear of being alone. Each essay starts with a question posed by individual ethnographic experience and then goes on to frame this question in a broader, comparative context. Written in an engaging and accessible style, Questions of Anthropology presents an exciting introduction to the purpose and value of Anthropology today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845207496
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Stafford
Ordinary Ethics in China, Paperback (February 2013)
Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork, this volume focuses on the experiences of and approaches to ethics by individuals in everyday situations in contemporary China. Rich case studies provide fascinating insights into widely debated issues, making this essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology and sociology.
Questions of Anthropology, Paperback (July 2007)
Anthropology seems to shy away from the big, comparative questions that ordinary people in many societies find compelling. This title contains essays that explore birth, death and sexuality, puzzles about the relationship between science and religion, questions about the nature of ritual, work and genocide, and our personal fears and desires.
Roads of Chinese Childhood, Paperback (June 2006)
A 1995 study of learning and childhood in the Taiwanese fishing community of Angang.
Living with Separation in China, Hardback (June 2003)» View all books by Charles Stafford
In dealing with the central theme of separation this book also provides a good general introduction to many of the classic debates within anthropological and historical analyses of China.
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Author Biography - Charles Stafford
Rita Astuti is co-author of Constraints On Conceptual Development. Jonathan Parry is author of Death in Banaras. Charles Stafford is author of Separation and Reunion in Modern China. All the editors teach Anthropology at the London School of Economics.
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