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A New History of Anthropology free pdf During the past three decades, the study of the history of anthropology has grown tremendously. To those coming to the discipline for the first time, their interest may arise from the fact that anthropology has become an increasingly attractive and controversial discipline, given its link to the growth of postcolonial studies. To anthropologists themselves, interest has grown in their discipline's history because the political realities in the postcolonial era of globalization are stimulating a reconceptualization of anthropology's subject matter. The lines between (largely) nationally based traditions of inquiry are blurring-if not being obliterated altogether--and skirmishes on any discipline's borders conduce to internal changes. Thus the need for a new history of the field: A New History of Anthropology. This compact volume is a collection of new writings by some of the pre-eminent scholars of anthropology and has been carefully edited to provide an ideal tool for teaching and learning about the history of the field. Given its collaborative nature, A New History of Anthropology's breadth and depth surpasses the work of which any single author is capable. Each chapter addresses substantive issues with theoretical sophistication, but all are written using a minimum of exclusionary jargon, so that they are intelligible to students as well as researchers.A New History of Anthropology begins with coverage of anthropology's prehistory (the results of the first encounters of Western explorers with non-Western exotic peoples), traces anthropology's various intellectual traditions and all of its subfields, and concludes with discussions of the discipline's current condition.

About Henrika Kuklick

Henrika Kuklick is Professor in the Department of History

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Author : Henrika Kuklick
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley
Data Published : 11 December 2007
ISBN : 0631225994
EAN : 9780631225997
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 420 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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