Wednesday, September 22, 2010

World Anthropologies: Disciplinary Transformations Within Systems of Power

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Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Arturo Escobar
Berg Publishers, 2006 - 341pages

Can a planetary anthropology cope with both the "provincial cosmopolitanism" of alternative anthropologies and the "metropolitan provincialism" of hegemonic schools? How might the resulting "world anthropologies" challenge the current panorama in which certain allegedly national anthropological traditions have more paradigmatic weight--and hence more power--than others? Critically examining the international dissemination of anthropology within and across national power fields, contributors address these questions and many others.

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