Globalisation has had a massive impact on the teaching and practice of anthropology. This important new book, edited by leading anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen, addresses the methodological problems that these changes have wrought, and in doing so fills a major gap in the contemporary study and teaching of anthropology. The essays in this book show how the focus has shifted from traditional studies of specific sites, towards the movements and shifts assoicated with increasing migration and population flows -- the result of living in an increasingly globalised world. Written by a range of distinguished anthropologists, it offers innovative new approaches to the discipline in the light of these changes, making it indispensable as a teaching text, at higher levels, and as mandatory reading for practitioners and researchers in a wide range of merging disciplines. Topics explored include the methodology of studying on the internet; global and spatial identities in the Caribbean; shifting boundaries in coastal communities; the anthropology of political life; issues of law and the flow of human substances; and the diffusion of moral values created by globalisation.
Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. He is the author of numerous books, including Ethnicity and Nationalism, A History of Anthropology, Small Places, Large Issues, Tyranny of the Moment, Globalisation and Fredrik Barth, all available from Pluto Press.
1. Thomas Hylland Eriksen: Introduction 2. Ulf Hannerz: Several sites in one: On multisited fieldwork. 3. Daniel Miller and Don Slater: On the methodology of studying the Internet 4. Karen Fog Olwig: Global places and spatial identities: perspectives from Caribbean research 5. Christian Krohn-Hansen: Into our time: the anthropology of political life in the era of globalisation 6. Marianne Lien: Shifting boundaries of a coastal community: tracing changes on the margin 7. Knut Nustad: Considering global/local relations: beyond dualism 8. Simone Abram: Anthropologies in policies, anthropologies in places 9. Sarah Lund: Commemorating global acts: A Norwegian way of holding an emigrant world together 10. Marit Melhuus: Exchange matters: issues of law and the flow of human substances 11. Signe Howell: The diffusion of moral values in a global perspective 12. Keith Hart: Epilogue