Applications of Anthropology: Professional Anthropology in the Twenty-First Century (Studies in Applied Anthropology 2)

Applications of Anthropology: Professional Anthropology in the Twenty-First Century (Studies in Applied Anthropology 2)

By: Sarah Pink (editor)Paperback

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At the beginning of the twenty-first century the demand for anthropological approaches, understandings and methodologies outside academic departments is shifting and changing. Through a series of fascinating case studies of anthropologists' experiences of working with very diverse organizations in the private and public sector this volume examines existing and historical debates about applied anthropology. It explores the relationship between the "pure and the impure" - academic and applied anthropology, the question of anthropological identities in new working environments, new methodologies appropriate to these contexts, the skills needed by anthropologists working in applied contexts where multidisciplinary work is often undertaken, issues of ethics and responsibility, and how anthropology is perceived from the 'outside'. The volume signifies an encouraging future both for the application of anthropology outside academic departments and for the new generation of anthropologists who might be involved in these developments.

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Sarah Pink has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent and an MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester. Her first applied anthropology project was directly after graduating with a BA in Anthropology from the University of Kent, on a project about parcels service customers, followed by other consultancies. Since being awarded her PhD in 1996 (published as Women and Bullfighting in 1997) she has worked at the University of Derby and is Professor of Social Sciences at Loughborough University.


List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Applications of Anthropology Sarah Pink Chapter 1. Dinner at Claridges? Anthropology and the 'Captains of Industry', 1947-1955 David Mills Chapter 2. The Pure and Impure? Reflections on Applying Anthropology and Doing Ethnography Simon Roberts Chapter 3. The Need to Engage with Non-Ethnographic Research Methods: A Personal View Adam Drazin Chapter 4. International Development, Social Analysis,... and Anthropology? Applying Anthropology in and to Development Maia Green Chapter 5. Anthropology at The Centre Reflections on Research, Policy Guidance and Decision Support Mils Hills Chapter 6. Speaking of Silence: Reflections on the Application of Anthropology to the U.K. Health Services Elizabeth Hart Chapter 7. Anthropologists in Television: A Disappearing World? Paul Henley Chapter 8. Research, Representations and Responsibilities: An Anthropologist in the Contested World of Foxhunting Garry Marvin Chapter 9. 'Culture' in Court: Albanian Migrants and the Anthropologist as Expert Witness Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers Contributors Index

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  • publication date: 07/12/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781845450632
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781845450632
  • weight: 348
  • ISBN10: 1845450639

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