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Up Close and Personal: On Peripheral Perspectives and the Production of Anthropological Knowledge

Up Close and Personal: On Peripheral Perspectives and the Production of Anthropological Knowledge
 

Combining rich personal accounts from 12 veteran anthropologists with reflexive analyses of the state of anthropology today, this book is a treatise on theory and method offering fresh insights into the production of anthropological knowledge, from the creation of key concepts to... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781782380429
Published 1 September 2015 by Berghahn Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Shore, Cris
Edited by Trnka, Susanna
Series Methodology & History in Anthropology (part: 25)
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ISBN-13 9781782380429
ISBN-10 1782380426
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Publisher Berghahn Books
Imprint Berghahn Books
Publication Date 1 September 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Shore, Cris
Edited by Trnka, Susanna
Series Methodology & History in Anthropology (part: 25)
Category Biography & Autobiography
Anthropology
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 284
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 386g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Anthropology - Methodology, Knowledge, Sociology of
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 301.01
Catalogue Code 571112

Description of this Book

Combining rich personal accounts from twelve veteran anthropologists with reflexive analyses of the state of anthropology today, this book is a treatise on theory and method offering fresh insights into the production of anthropological knowledge, from the creation of key concepts to major paradigm shifts. Particular focus is given to how 'peripheral perspectives' can help re-shape the discipline and the ways that anthropologists think about contemporary culture and society. From urban Maori communities in Aotearoa/New Zealand to the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, from Arnhem Land in Australia to the villages of Yorkshire, these accounts take us to the heart of the anthropological endeavour, decentring mainstream perspectives, and revealing the intimate relationships and processes that create anthropological knowledge.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The book thus offers both unsettling and highlyvinspirational reading material, especially forvacademics emerging from the world's metropolises. It raises issues that are frequently overlooked and which represent unavoidable starting points for those doing anthropology today in the Antipodes and elsewhere. * Social Anthropology/Anthropologie sociale

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Author's Bio

Cris Shore is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Auckland. Susanna Trnka is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Auckland.

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