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The Resource Anthropological locations : boundaries and grounds of a field science, edited by Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson

Anthropological locations : boundaries and grounds of a field science, edited by Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson

Label
Anthropological locations : boundaries and grounds of a field science
Title
Anthropological locations
Title remainder
boundaries and grounds of a field science
Statement of responsibility
edited by Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Among the social sciences, anthropology relies most fundamentally on "fieldwork"--The long-term immersion in another way of life as the basis for knowledge. In an era when anthropologists are studying topics that resist geographical localization, this book initiates a long-overdue discussion of the political and epistemological implications of the disciplinary commitment to fieldwork. These innovative, stimulating essays--carefully chosen to form a coherent whole--interrogate the notion of "the field," showing how the concept is historically constructed and exploring the consequences of its dominance. The essays discuss anthropological work done in places (in refugee camps, on television) or among populations (gays and lesbians, homeless people in the United States) that challenge the traditional boundaries of "the field." The contributors suggest alternative methodologies appropriate for contemporary problems and ultimately propose a reformation of the discipline of anthropology
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
GN34.3.F53
LC item number
A56 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gupta, Akhil
  • Ferguson, James
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology
Label
Anthropological locations : boundaries and grounds of a field science, edited by Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This volume grows out of a conference, Anthropology and "the Field": Boundaries, Areas, and Grounds in the Constitution of a Discipline, which was held on February 19 and 20, 1994, at Stanford University and the University of California, Santa Cruz" -- p. vii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-259) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discipline and practice: "the field" as site, method, and location in anthropology / Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson -- After Ishmael: the fieldwork tradition and its future / Henrika Kuklick -- Locating the past / Mary Des Chene -- News and culture: transitory phenomena and the fieldwork tradition / Liisa H. Malkki -- African studies as American institution / Deborah Amory -- The waxing and waning of "subfields" in North American sociocultural anthropology / Jane F. Collier -- Anthropology and the cultural study of science: from citadels to string figures / Emily Martin -- "You can't take the subway to the Field!": "village" epistemologies in the global village / Joanne Passaro -- The virtual anthropologist / Kath Weston -- Spatial practices: fieldwork, travel, and the disciplining of anthropology / James Clifford
Control code
ocm35714702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 275 p.
Isbn
9780520206809
Lccn
96046305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Anthropological locations : boundaries and grounds of a field science, edited by Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson
Publication
Note
"This volume grows out of a conference, Anthropology and "the Field": Boundaries, Areas, and Grounds in the Constitution of a Discipline, which was held on February 19 and 20, 1994, at Stanford University and the University of California, Santa Cruz" -- p. vii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discipline and practice: "the field" as site, method, and location in anthropology / Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson -- After Ishmael: the fieldwork tradition and its future / Henrika Kuklick -- Locating the past / Mary Des Chene -- News and culture: transitory phenomena and the fieldwork tradition / Liisa H. Malkki -- African studies as American institution / Deborah Amory -- The waxing and waning of "subfields" in North American sociocultural anthropology / Jane F. Collier -- Anthropology and the cultural study of science: from citadels to string figures / Emily Martin -- "You can't take the subway to the Field!": "village" epistemologies in the global village / Joanne Passaro -- The virtual anthropologist / Kath Weston -- Spatial practices: fieldwork, travel, and the disciplining of anthropology / James Clifford
Control code
ocm35714702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 275 p.
Isbn
9780520206809
Lccn
96046305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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