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The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology

A contemporary, comprehensive upper level volume for postgraduates and researchers. Sponsored by the ASA and authored by leading global scholars, it is a landmark handbook in the field.

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ISBN 9781446266014
Barcode 9781446266014
Published 31 October 2013 by SAGE Publications Inc
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) Edited by Nuttall, Mark
Edited by Marchand, Trevor
Edited by Harris, Oliva
Edited by Shore, Cris
Edited by Strang, Veronica
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ISBN-13 9781446266014
ISBN-10 144626601X
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
Imprint SAGE Publications Ltd
Publication Date 31 October 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format PDF ebook – Third Edition
Edition Third Edition
Author(s) Edited by Nuttall, Mark
Edited by Marchand, Trevor
Edited by Harris, Oliva
Edited by Shore, Cris
Edited by Strang, Veronica
Category Social Sciences
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Number of Pages 1184
Dimensions Width: 174mm
Height: 246mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ethnology
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 306
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

In two volumes, the SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology provides the definitive overview of contemporary research in the discipline. It explains the what, where, and how of current and anticipated work in Social Anthropology. With 80 authors, contributing more than 60 chapters, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date statement of research in Social Anthropology available and the essential point of departure for future projects.

The Handbook is divided into four sections:

-Part I: Interfaces examines Social Anthropology's disciplinary connections, from Art and Literature to Politics and Economics, from Linguistics to Biomedicine, from History to Media Studies.
-Part II: Places examines place, region, culture, and history, from regional, area studies to a globalized world
-Part III: Methods examines issues of method; from archives to war zones, from development projects to art objects, and from ethics to comparison
-Part IV: Futures anticipates anthropologies to come: in the Brain Sciences; in post-Development; in the Body and Health; and in new Technologies and Materialities

Edited by the leading figures in social anthropology, the Handbook includes a substantive introduction by Richard Fardon, a think piece by Jean and John Comaroff, and a concluding last word on futures by Marilyn Strathern. The authors - each at the leading edge of the discipline - contribute in-depth chapters on both the foundational ideas and the latest research.

Comprehensive and detailed, this magisterial Handbook overviews the last 25 years of the social anthropological imagination. It will speak to scholars in Social Anthropology and its many related disciplines.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This handbook valuably frames the perspectives of scholars whose commitment to empirical field research has established them as voices at once critical and authoritative, and who here tackle the discipline's compelling topical issues and anticipate its emergent. challenges Michael Herzfeld Harvard University
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This is a must have volume for scholars and students of anthropology alike. All the contributors are significant anthropologists in their field and they guide the reader brilliantly through the particular fields of their expertise. This is a book which covers both the enormous breadth of anthropology and the challenging ways it addresses critical issues of the contemporary world. Bruce Kapferer University of Bergen
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Cutting anthropology up into as many jig-saw pieces as possible is the counter-intuitive way the editors puzzle out a coherent and convincing picture of unity in the discipline today. Richard G. Fox President Emeritus, Wenner-Gren Foundation<hr color="666666" size="1px" />
What the editors and contributors have achieved here is considerable. By taking the pulse of 'British social anthropology,' they have illustrated how unified and simultaneously how diversified anthropology has become. It is no longer divided simply by historical or geographic tradition (British versus American) but has grown into an exciting, mature, and introspective discipline that, perhaps most importantly of all, has had profound and beneficial effects on other disciplines while being profoundly and beneficially affected by them. It is gratifying to see how much anthropology has to offer and that scholars and professionals outside anthropology have begun to welcome that offer. Jack David Eller Anthropology Review Database

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Author's Bio

Richard Fardon is Professor of West African Anthropology and Head of the Doctoral School at SOAS, University of London. He writes as a social anthropologist and an ethnographer of West Africa with wide interests that include art, intellectual history, religion, politics, and identity. Olivia Harris was a Professor of Anthropology at LSE and served as head of the Anthropology Department from 2005 to 2008. Trevor H.J. Marchand was born in Montreal, Quebec. He is Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, and is recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute's Rivers Memorial Medal (2014). He was trained as an architect (McGill), received a PhD in anthropology (SOAS), and qualified as a fine woodworker at London's Building Crafts College (2007). During the past 25 years, Marchand has conducted fieldwork with craftspeople in Nigeria, Yemen, Mali, and London. His research has been supported by prestigious grants from the British Academy, the Economic & Social Research Council, SOAS, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and the Canadian International Development Agency. His books include Craftwork as Problem Solving (2016), Making Knowledge (2010), The Masons of Djenne (2009), Knowledge in Practice (2009, with K. Kresse), and Minaret Building and Apprenticeship in Yemen (2001). The Masons of Djenne was winner of three international prizes, including the African Studies Association Herskovits Award. Marchand's documentary films include The Art of Andrew Omoding (2016, for the UK Radical Craft Exhibition), The Intelligent Hand (2015), Masons of Djenne (2013, for the Smithsonian Institution), and Future of Mud (2007, with S. Vogel). He has curated exhibitions for the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (Mud Masons of Mali, 2013 - present), the Royal Institute of British Architects (Djenne: African City of Mud, 2010), and the Brunei Gallery in London (Yemen: Space, Place & Architecture, 2017). Marchand's forthcoming monograph is titled The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work. The motivation behind his research is to challenge popular ideas about the value and intelligence of skilled craftsmanship. Professor Cris Shore is Chair in Social Anthropology at the University of Auckland, NZ. Professor Veronica Strang is Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University. Richard Ashby Wilson is the Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Professor of Law and Anthropology at UConn Law School, and founding director of the Human Rights Institute at University of Connecticut, US.

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