Siting Culture: The Shifting Anthropological Object

Routledge (1997)
Abstract
The idea of culture has been subject to critical debate in anthropology during the past decade as the result of a shift in emphasis from the bounded local culture to transnational cultural flows. But at the very same time that cultural mobility is being emphasized by anthropologists, the people they study are recasting culture as a place of belonging as they construct local identities. Siting Culture argues that it is only through rich ethnographic studies that anthropologists may explore the significance of place in the global space of relations which mold the lives of people throughout the world. By examining the concept of culture through case studies from Europe, Africa, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean, it probes the methodological and theoretical implications of the divergent scholarly and popular concepts of culture.
Keywords Anthropology Philosophy  Anthropology Fieldwork  Culture Philosophy
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Call number GN33.S55 1997
ISBN(s) 0415150019   9780415150019
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