In adopting an interdisciplinary approach to the anthropology of complex cultural issues, the contributors to this volume review both the challenges and the potential insights of cultural studies approaches within their field of research, and in the process chart a potentially new agenda for anthropology in an increasingly shared terrain of globally interacting cultures and identities. Case studies are drawn from around the globe, including Japan, Pakistan and Spain.
Stephen Nugent is the head of the Anthropology Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London, a song writer (with Ian Dury) and the author (with Humphrey Ocean) of Big Mouth: The Amazon Speaks (Fourth Estate, 1990). Cris Shore is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand). His most recent publications are: 'Up Close and Personal: On Peripheral Perspectives and the Production of Anthropological Knowledge', Oxford/New York: Berghahn (co-edited with Susanna Trnka, 2013) and 'The Sage Handbook of Social Anthropology'.
Contributors 1. Introduction: Brother, Can you Share a Paradigm Stephen Nugent 2. In Defence of Savage Civilization: Tom Harrison, Cultural Studies and Anthropology Gareth Stanton 3. 'The Lion of Lahore': Anthropology, Cultural Performance and Imran Khan Pnina Werbner 4. Unwrapping Japanese Culture Joy Hendry 5. Researching Culture in the Basqueland Jeremy MacClancy 6. Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology: Contesting or Complementary Discourses Signe Howell 7. Metaphors of Europe: Integration and the Politics of Language Cris Shore 8. The Problem of Consciousness in Political Rhetoric Alexandra Ouroussoff 9. TIES: Theoretically-Informed Ethnographic Study Paul Willis Index