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The handbook of sociocultural anthropology /

de Carrier, James G.. (edt.) ; Gewertz, Deborah B. (edt.)
Collation: 1 vol. (xxii-630 p.) : couv. ill. en coul. ; 25 cm.Édition: London ; New Delhi ; New York, N.Y. [etc.] : Bloomsbury, 2013, cop. 2013.ISBN: 9781847883841 (cart).Contenu: The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology brings together international names from various branches and activities of all things socio-cultural, including Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Katherine Verdery, Veena Das and Andrés Barrera-González to name only 4 out of 43 contributors. This book warrants praise from the outset as the gargantuan task it represents does exactly what it sets out to do making it both a pleasure to peruse but also a vitally important and erudite addition to an anthropologist’s library. The enormity of the book means this review can only skim the surface but I will endeavour to present a holistic sense of the editors’ aim. Yet be aware that this review is focusing on those chapters that deal with the discipline of anthropology as a whole while other sections of the book deal with themes and more traditional concerns. The 29 chapters of this handbook span 5 sections each covering a particular theme or topic under the titles: Orientations; Elements; Issues; Regions; Context. Within each section there is considerable variation amongst the chapters. Throughout the book the authors are taking perspective on two main issues, the development of the discipline since the advent of post-modernism coupled with the changing institutional environment that affects where and how anthropology is practised. Crisis can lead to self-reflection and as Carrier points out in the introduction the notion that anthropology is a discipline in crisis is a cornerstone for its mode of reflexivity. This generally leads to ‘ought’ statements rather than ‘is’ statements with the resulting orientation in anthropology grasping-forward rather than taking-stock. This serves as the context for the book: Where is anthropology today?Table des matières / Sommaire: P.XXI : Preface / James G. Carrier and Deborah B. Gewertz
P.1 : Introduction / James G. CarrierPart I: Orientations
P.21 : Orientations in Anthropology / Gísli Pálsson
P.30 : Culture / Elisabeth F. Vann
P.49 : Power / Lesley Gill
P.68 : Postmodernism / Lamont Lindstrom
P.88 : Political Economy / Josiah McC. Heyman
P.107 : Methodology / Andre GingrichPart II: Elements
P.127 : Elements: Assessing the Historical Core of Anthropology / Caroline Humphrey
P.137 : The Anthropology of Kindship: The Kinship of Anthropology / Barbara Bodenhorn
P.156 : Economy / Bill Maurer
P.174 : Border Politics / Barbara Yngvesson
P.192 : Anthropology of Religion: The return of the Repressed? / Simon Coleman
P.209 : Exchange / Chris A. GregoryPart III: Issues
P.229 : Issues in Sociocultural Anthropology since the Sixties / Bruce M. Knauft
P.239 : Gender and Sexuality / Susan Brownell and Nico Besnier
P.259 : Development / Marc Edelman
P.280 : Ethnicity: From Boundaries to Frontiers / Thomas Hylland Eriksen
P.299 : The Anthropology of Migration / Katy Gardner
P.317 : Consumption: From Cultural Theory to the Ethnography of Capitalism / Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld
P.336 : Environment / Melissa A. Johnson
P.355 : Globalization in Anthropology / Jonathan Friedman
P.370 : Material Culture: Ancestries and Trajectories in Material Culture Studies / Paul BasuPart IV: Regions
P.393 : Regions in Anthropology / Jane I. Guyer
P.403 : Postcolonial Societies: Melanesia / Martha Macintyre
P.421 : Africanist Anthropology / Dorothea Schulz
P.439 : Postsocialist Societies: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union / Douglas Rogers and Katherine Verdery
P.456 : South Asia and the Stakes of Social Theory / Veena Das
P.471 : Amazonia / Beth A. Conklin
P.489 : Critical Anthropologies of the United States / Jeff Maskovsky
P.506 : Europe / Andrés Barrera-González, Melissa L. Caldwell, Monica Heintz and Anna Horolets
P. : Part V: Context
P.525 : Contexts and Consequences in Anthropology / Don Brenneis
P.534 : Short-Haired Women and Long-haired Men: Funding Research in Sociocultural Anthropology / Deborah Winslow and kristin Küyük
P.553 : Applied and Public Anthropology in the United States and the United Kingdom / Jeanne Simonelli and Jonathan Skinner
P.570 : Related Disciplines / David Mills
P.588 : Ethics: Practices, Principles and Comparative Perspectives / Rena Lederman
P.613 : Index
Sujet RAMEAU: Ethnology Handbooks, manuals, etc | Ethnologie Manuels d'enseignement | Anthropologie Manuels d'enseignementType de document: OuvrageLangue du document: anglaisPays d'édition: Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord, Pays multiples

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The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology brings together international names from various branches and activities of all things socio-cultural, including Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Katherine Verdery, Veena Das and Andrés Barrera-González to name only 4 out of 43 contributors. This book warrants praise from the outset as the gargantuan task it represents does exactly what it sets out to do making it both a pleasure to peruse but also a vitally important and erudite addition to an anthropologist’s library. The enormity of the book means this review can only skim the surface but I will endeavour to present a holistic sense of the editors’ aim. Yet be aware that this review is focusing on those chapters that deal with the discipline of anthropology as a whole while other sections of the book deal with themes and more traditional concerns. The 29 chapters of this handbook span 5 sections each covering a particular theme or topic under the titles: Orientations; Elements; Issues; Regions; Context. Within each section there is considerable variation amongst the chapters. Throughout the book the authors are taking perspective on two main issues, the development of the discipline since the advent of post-modernism coupled with the changing institutional environment that affects where and how anthropology is practised. Crisis can lead to self-reflection and as Carrier points out in the introduction the notion that anthropology is a discipline in crisis is a cornerstone for its mode of reflexivity. This generally leads to ‘ought’ statements rather than ‘is’ statements with the resulting orientation in anthropology grasping-forward rather than taking-stock. This serves as the context for the book: Where is anthropology today?

P.XXI Preface / James G. Carrier and Deborah B. Gewertz P.1 Introduction / James G. Carrier Part I: Orientations P.21 Orientations in Anthropology / Gísli Pálsson P.30 Culture / Elisabeth F. Vann P.49 Power / Lesley Gill P.68 Postmodernism / Lamont Lindstrom P.88 Political Economy / Josiah McC. Heyman P.107 Methodology / Andre Gingrich Part II: Elements P.127 Elements: Assessing the Historical Core of Anthropology / Caroline Humphrey P.137 The Anthropology of Kindship: The Kinship of Anthropology / Barbara Bodenhorn P.156 Economy / Bill Maurer P.174 Border Politics / Barbara Yngvesson P.192 Anthropology of Religion: The return of the Repressed? / Simon Coleman P.209 Exchange / Chris A. Gregory Part III: Issues P.229 Issues in Sociocultural Anthropology since the Sixties / Bruce M. Knauft P.239 Gender and Sexuality / Susan Brownell and Nico Besnier P.259 Development / Marc Edelman P.280 Ethnicity: From Boundaries to Frontiers / Thomas Hylland Eriksen P.299 The Anthropology of Migration / Katy Gardner P.317 Consumption: From Cultural Theory to the Ethnography of Capitalism / Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld P.336 Environment / Melissa A. Johnson P.355 Globalization in Anthropology / Jonathan Friedman P.370 Material Culture: Ancestries and Trajectories in Material Culture Studies / Paul Basu Part IV: Regions P.393 Regions in Anthropology / Jane I. Guyer P.403 Postcolonial Societies: Melanesia / Martha Macintyre P.421 Africanist Anthropology / Dorothea Schulz P.439 Postsocialist Societies: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union / Douglas Rogers and Katherine Verdery P.456 South Asia and the Stakes of Social Theory / Veena Das P.471 Amazonia / Beth A. Conklin P.489 Critical Anthropologies of the United States / Jeff Maskovsky P.506 Europe / Andrés Barrera-González, Melissa L. Caldwell, Monica Heintz and Anna Horolets P. Part V: Context P.525 Contexts and Consequences in Anthropology / Don Brenneis P.534 Short-Haired Women and Long-haired Men: Funding Research in Sociocultural Anthropology / Deborah Winslow and kristin Küyük P.553 Applied and Public Anthropology in the United States and the United Kingdom / Jeanne Simonelli and Jonathan Skinner P.570 Related Disciplines / David Mills P.588 Ethics: Practices, Principles and Comparative Perspectives / Rena Lederman P.613 Index

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