Locating the Field: Space, Place and Context in Anthropology (ASA Monographs)

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By Peter Collins

Are experiences of the dying of traditional fieldwork in anthropology drastically exaggerated? This e-book takes a serious examine the most recent advancements and key matters in fieldwork. the character of 'locality' itself is tricky for either examine matters and fieldworkers, on account that it needs to now be maintained and represented with regards to widening (and fragmenting) social frames and networks.

Such advancements have raised questions about the nature of ethnographic presence and scales of comparability. From the social area of a cybercafe to towns in India, the united kingdom and South Africa between others, this ebook includes a wide selection of ethnographic stories that supply new methods of the strategies of 'locality' and 'site'. It indicates that instead of taking key fieldwork procedures equivalent to globalization and mobility with no consideration, anthropologists are well-placed to envision and critique the totalizing assumptions at the back of those notions.

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In Social Anthropology from the collage of Cape city and has performed enormous study in city and rural groups in several components of South Africa over the last twenty years. He has released broadly in Africa-related journals and is the writer of a approaching e-book for Pluto, domestic areas, highway types: Contesting energy and id in a South African urban. He has additionally lately edited a different factor of Social Dynamics (31 (1), 2005), Land Reform and Rural improvement in South Africa’s japanese Cape. Simon Coleman is Professor of Anthropology on the collage of Sussex. formerly he used to be Reader in Anthropology and Deputy Dean of Social Sciences and well-being on the collage of Durham. courses contain The Globalisation of Charismatic Christianity: Spreading the Gospel of Prosperity (2000, Cambridge collage Press), Reframing Pilgrimage: Cultures in movement (co-edited with John Eade, 2004, Routledge) and faith, identification and alter (co-edited with Peter Collins, 2004, Ashgate). Peter Collins is Lecturer in Anthropology on the college of Durham. He has performed fieldwork between Quakers, neighborhood govt staff and in nationwide well-being carrier hospitals, all within the united kingdom. His pursuits contain faith and formality, area and position, aesthetics, qualitative method and, more and more, loss of life. contemporary courses contain faith, id and alter (co-edited with Simon Coleman 2004, Ashgate) and examining faith in textual content and Context (co-edited with Elisabeth Arweck, 2006, Ashgate). Susan Frohlick is Assistant Professor within the Anthropology division on the college of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Her key study pursuits are gender and sexuality, transnationalism and globalization, shuttle and tourism, and multisited ethnography. A present undertaking makes a speciality of transnational intimate family members among travelers and locals within the Caribbean Costa Rica and questions of mobility, ‘travelling sexuality’, mind's eye and position. contemporary courses comprise (2004) 01 LocatingField 18/4/06 9:41 am web page x x • checklist of members ‘Who is Lakpa Sherpa? Circulating Subjectivities within the Local/Global Terrains of Himalayan Mountaineering’, magazine of Social and Cultural Geography five (2): 195–212; and (2003) ‘Negotiating the worldwide Playground: moving Contours of Everest as a Transnational Workplace’, Canadian evaluation of Sociology and Anthropology forty (5): 525–42. Ulf Hannerz is Professor of Social Anthropology, Stockholm college, Sweden, and has taught at a number of American, eu, Asian and Australian universities. he's a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the yank Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of serious Britain and eire, and a former Chair of the eu organization of Social Anthropologists. His examine has been in particular in city anthropology, media anthropology and transnational cultural methods. between his books are Soulside (1969, Columbia college Press; 2004, collage of Chicago Press), Exploring the town (1980, Columbia college Press), Cultural Complexity (1992, Columbia collage Press), Transnational Connections (1996, Routledge) and international information (2004, college of Chicago Press).

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