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Description - The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology by James G. Carrier

he Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology presents a state of the art overview of the subject - its methodologies, current debates, history and future. It will provide the ultimate source of authoritative, critical descriptions of all the key aspects of the discipline as well as a consideration of the general state of the discipline at a time when there is notable uncertainty about its foundations, composition and direction. Divided into five core sections, the Handbook: examines the changing theoretical and analytical orientations that have led to new ways of carrying out research; presents an analysis of the traditional historical core and how the discipline has changed since 1980; considers the ethnographic regions where work has had the greatest impact on anthropology as a whole; outlines the people and institutions that are the context in which the discipline operates, covering topics from research funding to professional ethics.Bringing together leading international scholars, the Handbook provides a guide to the latest research in social and cultural anthropology. Presenting a systematic overview - and offering a wide range of examples, insights and analysis - it will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students in anthropology as well as cultural and social geography, cultural studies and sociology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847883841
ISBN-10: 1847883842
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 169mm x mm)
Pages: 658
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James G. Carrier

James G. Carrier is Hon. Research Associate at Oxford Brookes University, UK and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Indiana, USA . He is editor of Meanings of the Market (1997), and co-editor with Daniel Miller of Virtualism (1998). Deborah B. Gewertz is G. Henry Whitcomb Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College, USA.

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