9781118475478

Anthropology in the Public Arena : Historical and Contemporary Contexts

  • ISBN 13:

    9781118475478

  • ISBN 10:

    111847547X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/15/2013
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

This articulate and authoritative survey of both the popular and academic trends in anthropology demonstrates the broad relevance of anthropological knowledge and argues for a more inclusive conception of the discipline that engages the public imagination. Demonstrates the evolving social contexts of British anthropological theory and practice from the mid-19th century Highlights the importance of popular anthropology in forming and sustaining the professional discipline Explores the past and present cross-fertilization of anthropologists, scientists and prominent literary figures Assesses the pioneering efforts online to advance the role of anthropology in public debates Appeals to a broader readership interested in cultural and intellectual history

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