It is however hoped that, if successful, the database could quickly grow to incorporate universities across the globe. Preliminary internal discussions about such instrument uncovered a number of theoretical, ethical and logistical obstacles.
Other issues cut deep into the heart of what anthropology is and should be, and should therefore be critically addressed in wider debate. Would the database constitute another instance of intellectual neo-colonialism, shifting the spotlight onto Europe-based expertise in a way that obscures and marginalises non-European researchers? By extension, would this database render invisible and quash the livelihoods of anthropologists who, despite having plenty of experience engaging with the public, are not affiliated to a European university? What are the hazards of hosting a database that urges uses to upload information that could place them or their interlocutors in danger, now or in the future?
Would the database - which requires users to select their expertise from a range of sub-specialities — be slow to recognise and incorporate emerging fields and categories in anthropological thought?
How do we ensure that anthropology is not financially exploited or politically hijacked? Which languages should the database include, and why do we need a new database when many other networks and platforms e. Wild animals raid crops, attack livestock, and sometimes threaten people.
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Ethnographic fieldwork is traditionally seen as what distinguishes social and cultural anthropology from the other social sciences. This collection responds to the inte nsifying scrutiny of fieldwork in recent years.
- Disparate Impact.
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It challenges the idea of the necessity for the total immersion of the…. Edited by Simone Abram , Jacqueline Waldren. This collection examines the conflicts and realities of development at a local, empirical level.
It provides a series of case studies which illuminate the attitudes and actions of all of those involved in local development schemes. The material is drawn from Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia and…. Edited by Mary M. Crain , Felicia Hughes-Freeland. Recasting Ritual explores how ritualized action diversifies in response to varying cultural, political and physical contexts.
The contributors look at how issues such as globalisation and technology affect ritual performance and how minorities often utilise performances to affirm their own…. Edited by Nadia Lovell.
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Locality and Belonging provides an international overview of the close relationship between territory and cultural identity. The issue of 'belonging' has long been recognized as crucial to the study of identity within anthropology. Here, contributors from Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, France and…. Edited by Cris Shore , Susan Wright. Arguing that policy has become an increasingly central concept and instrument in the organisation of contemporary societies and that it now impinges on all areas of life so that it is virtually impossible to ignore or escape its influence, this book argues that the study of policy leads straight….
Edited by Signe Howell. Focusing on the social construction of morality, The Ethnography of Moralities discusses a topic which is complex but central to the study and nature of anthropology. With the recent shift towards an interest in indigenous notions of self and personhood, questions pertaining to the moral and…. Edited by Olivia Harris. Inside and Outside the Law analyses the relationship between the law, the state and its citizens.
Drawing on general theories and specific case-studies, it examines the diverse ways in which people in different cultural and historical settings have experienced the ambiguities of law. Its theme…. Edited by Elizabeth Dunn , Chris Hann. Between kinship ties on the one hand and the state on the other, human beings experience a diversity of social relationships and groupings which in modern western thought have come to be gathered under the label 'civil society'.
A liberal-individualist model of civil society has become fashionable…. Edited by Vaclav Hubinger.
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As different societies merge into one global society and face the concomitant crisis of identity, of purpose and interest, social anthropology urgently needs to bring its methodology up to date: new methods are needed to analyse, compare and understand different cultures across space and…. Edited by Philippe Descola , Gisli Palsson. The contributors to this book focus on the relationship between nature and society from a variety of theoretical and ethnographic perspectives.
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Their work draws upon recent developments in social theory, biology, ethnobiology, epistemology, sociology of science, and a wide array of ethnographic…. The history of anthropology has great relevance for current debates within the discipline, offering a foundation from which the professionalisation of anthropology can evolve. The authors explore key issues in the history of social and cultural anthropological approaches in Germany, Great Britain,…. Edited by Rosalind Shaw , Charles Stewart. Syncretism - the synthesis of different religious - is a contentious word.
Syncretic versions of Christianity do not….
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Edited by Kirsten Hastrup , Peter Hervik. Anthropology poses an explicit challenge to standard notions of scientific knowledge. It claims to produce genuine insights into the workings of culture in general on the basis of individual social experience in the field. Social Experience and Anthropological Knowledge traces the process from the…. Edited by Teresa del Valle. In the last three decades, a remarkable degree of progress has occurred in the study of gender within anthropology.