cover image of Anthropology in the Public Arena

Anthropology in the Public Arena

Historical and Contemporary Contexts

by Jeremy MacClancy

ebook

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

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

Publication Details

Publisher:
Wiley
Imprint:
Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date:
2013

Format

  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe PDF eBook 2.9 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 1 MB

Jeremy MacClancy (Author)

Jeremy MacClancy is professor in social anthropology at Oxford Brookes University, UK, and director of the university's Anthropology Centre for Conservation, Environment and Development (ACCEnD). His research has included major studies of the cult...

More about Jeremy MacClancy
Anthropology in the Public Arena
Copy and paste the code into your website.
New here? Learn how to read digital books for free