Cambridge Anthropology

Preliminary Notes

Author: Alan Macfarlane

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782389954

Category: Social Science

Page: 50

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There are very few inside accounts of academic departments, their history and ethnography. The Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge constitutes an appropriate case study to fill this gap. Having emerged from the work of figures such as Maine, Robertson Smith, Rivers and Haddon through to more recent international scholars such as Fortes, Leach, Goody, Gellner and Strathern, it is one of the oldest and most distinguished departments in the social sciences. It has trained many of the leading anthropologists working today, and many of its students are established in important positions around the world. It has added enormously to our understanding of the wider world through research in all continents and regions. Based on thirty-five years of participant-observation fieldwork in the Department from 1975-2009, as Lecturer, Reader and Professor, Alan Macfarlane gives a brief history and reflects on life in the department, including the physical space, clothing, conversation, meetings and micro-politics. He also describes some of the changes over fifty years of post-colonial adaptation. This small book is part of the celebration for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology held in Cambridge in February 2015.

Practicing Anthropology in a Postmodern World

Lessons and Insights From Federal Contract Research

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444307142

Category: Social Science

Page: 92

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NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasional publication ofthe National Association for the Practice of Anthropology,dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applicationsof anthropological knowledge and methods. peer reviewed publication of the National Association for thePractice of Anthropology dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policyapplications of anthropological knowledge and methods most editions available for course adoption

Bewegliche Horizonte

Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Bernhard Streck

Author: Katja Geisenhainer,Katharina Lange

Publisher: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

ISBN: 9783865830784

Category: Ethnology

Page: 609

View: 4461


Wechselnde Blicke

Frauenforschung in internationaler Perspektive

Author: Ilse Lenz,Andrea Germer,Brigitte Hasenj√ľrgen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663118185

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 8408


Marxist Analyses and Social Anthropology

Author: Maurice Bloch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136548726

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 9243

Reflecting the first evaluation among British and American anthropologists of the relevance of Marxist theory for their discipline, the studies in this volume cover a wide geographical and social spectrum ranging from rural Indonesia, Imperial China, Highland Burma and the Abron kingdom of Gyaman. A critical survey assesses the value of some key ideas of Marx and Engels to social anthropology and places in historical perspective the changing attitudes of social anthropologists to the Marxist tradition. Originally published in 1975.

Indian Anthropologist

Journal of the Indian Anthropological Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

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Handbook of Psychological Anthropology

Author: Philip K. Bock

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313284335

Category: Psychology

Page: 404

View: 8651

Overviews traditional approaches to psychological anthropology and summarizes current literature and research.

Languages and the Military

Alliances, Occupation and Peace Building

Author: H. Footitt,M. Kelly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

View: 5573

Through detailed case studies ranging from the 18th century until today,this book explores the role of foreign languages in military alliances, in occupation and in peace building. It brings together academic researchers and practitioners from the museum and interpreting worlds and the military.

The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture

The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Author: Edwin Bryant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881332

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 9504

Western scholars have argued that Indian civilization was the joint product of an invading Indo-European people--the "Indo-Aryans"--and indigenous non-Indo European peoples. Although Indian scholars reject this European reconstruction of their country's history, Western scholarship gives little heed to their argument. In this book, Edwin Bryant explores the nature and origins of this fascinating debate.

Annual Review of Anthropology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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Annual compilation of critical articles from all areas of the discipline of anthropology.