David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Jeremy MacClancy (ed.)
University of Chicago Press (2002)
Since its founding in the nineteenth century, social anthropology has been seen as the study of exotic peoples in faraway places. But today more and more anthropologists are dedicating themselves not just to observing but to understanding and helping solve social problems wherever they occur--in international aid organizations, British TV studios, American hospitals, or racist enclaves in Eastern Europe, for example. In Exotic No More , an initiative of the Royal Anthropological Institute, some of today's most respected anthropologists demonstrate, in clear, unpretentious prose, the tremendous contributions that anthropology can make to contemporary society. They cover issues ranging from fundamentalism to forced migration, child labor to crack dealing, human rights to hunger, ethnicity to environmentalism, intellectual property rights to international capitalisms. But Exotic No More is more than a litany of gloom and doom the essays also explore topics usually associated with leisure or "high" culture, including the media, visual arts, tourism, and music. Each author uses specific examples from their fieldwork to illustrate their discussions, and 62 photographs enliven the text. Throughout the book, the contributors highlight anthropology's commitment to taking people seriously on their own terms, paying close attention to what they are saying and doing, and trying to understand how they see the world and why. Sometimes this bottom-up perspective makes the strange familiar, but it can also make the familiar strange, exposing the cultural basis of seemingly "natural" behaviors and challenging us to rethink some of our most cherished ideas--about gender, "free" markets, "race," and "refugees," among many others. Contributors: William O. Beeman Philippe Bourgois John Chernoff E. Valentine Daniel Alex de Waal Judith Ennew James Fairhead Sarah Franklin Michael Gilsenan Faye Ginsburg Alma Gottlieb Christopher Hann Faye V. Harrison Richard Jenkins Melissa Leach Margaret Lock Jeremy MacClancy Jonathan Mazower Ellen Messer A. David Napier Nancy Scheper-Hughes Jane Schneider Parker Shipton Christopher B. Steiner.
|Keywords||Anthropological ethics Anthropology Fieldwork Philosophical anthropology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$14.35 used (59% off) $19.00 new (42% off) $30.10 direct from Amazon (14% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||GN33.6.E93 2002|
|ISBN(s)||0226500136 0226500128 9780226500133 9780226500126|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
Philippe Bourgois, Understanding Inner City Poverty: Resistance and Self Destruction Under US Apartheid.
Judith Ennew, Future Generations and Global Standards: Children's Rights at the Start of the Millennium.
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
John A. Rush (1996). Clinical Anthropology: An Application of Anthropological Concepts Within Clinical Settings. Praeger.
Heidi Armbruster & Anna Lærke (eds.) (2008). Taking Sides: Ethics, Politics, and Fieldwork in Anthropology. Berghahn Books.
Ursula Rao, John Hutnyk & Klaus-Peter Köpping (eds.) (2005). Celebrating Transgression: Method and Politics in Anthropological Studies of Culture: A Book in Honour of Klaus Peter Köpping. Berghahn Books.
I. C. Jarvie (1967). On Theories of Fieldwork and the Scientific Character of Social Anthropology. Philosophy of Science 34 (3):223-242.
Marc Augé (1998). A Sense for the Other: The Timeliness and Relevance of Anthropology. Stanford University Press.
Michael A. Rynkiewich & James P. Spradley (eds.) (1976/1981). Ethics and Anthropology: Dilemmas in Fieldwork. R.E. Krieger Pub. Co..
James L. Peacock (2001). The Anthropological Lens: Harsh Light, Soft Focus. Cambridge University Press.
I. C. Jarvie (1984). Anthropology as Science and the Anthropology of Science and of Anthropology or Understanding and Explanation in the Social Sciences, Part II. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:745 - 763.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads43 ( #77,632 of 1,725,822 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #210,647 of 1,725,822 )
How can I increase my downloads?