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Description - Anthropology in Theory by Henrietta Moore

The 57 articles collected in this volume - together with the editors' introduction - provide an overview of the key debates in anthropological theory over the past century. This book provides the most comprehensive selection of readings and insightful overview of anthropological theory available. It identifies crucial conceptual signposts and new theoretical directions for the discipline. It discusses broader debates in the social sciences: debates about society and culture; structure and agency; identities and technologies; subjectivities and trans locality; and meta-theory, ontology and epistemology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631229148
ISBN-10: 0631229140
Format: Hardback
(258mm x 187mm x 41mm)
Pages: 680
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Henrietta Moore

Henrietta L. Moore is Professor of Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her publications include: Space, Text and Gender (Cambridge, 1986; Guilford, 1996), Feminism and Anthropology (Polity, 1988), A Passion for Difference (Polity, 1994), Cutting Down Trees: Gender, Nutrition and Change in the Northern Province of Zambia, 1890-1990 (with Megan Vaughan; James Currey, 1994), The Future of Anthropological Knowledge (1996), Anthropological Theory Today (Polity, 1999), Those Who Play with Fire: Gender, Fertility and Transformation in East and Southern Africa (with Todd Sanders and B. Kaare, 1999), Magical Interpretations, Material Realities: Modernity, Witchcraft and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa (with Todd Sanders, 2001), and The Subject of Anthropology: Essays on Lacan and Levi-Strauss (Polity, 2005). Todd Sanders is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. His publications include: Those Who Play with Fire: Gender, Fertility and Transformation in East and Southern Africa (with H. L. Moore and B. Kaare, 1999), Magical Interpretations, Material Realities: Modernity, Witchcraft and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa (with H. L. Moore, 2001), and Transparency and Conspiracy: Ethnographies of Suspicion in the New World Order (with Harry West, 2003).

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