Public Anthropology in a Borderless World

Author: Sam Beck
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781782387312
Release Date: 2015-07-30
Genre: Social Science

Anthropologists have acted as experts and educators on the nature and ways of life of people worldwide, working to understand the human condition in broad comparative perspective. As a discipline, anthropology has often advocated - and even defended - the cultural integrity, authenticity, and autonomy of societies across the globe. Public anthropology today carries out the discipline's original purpose, grounding theories in lived experience and placing empirical knowledge in deeper historical and comparative frameworks. This is a vitally important kind of anthropology that has the goal of improving the modern human condition by actively engaging with people to make changes through research, education, and political action.

Media Anthropology and Public Engagement

Author: Sarah Pink
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781782388470
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Genre: Social Science

Contemporary anthropology is done in a world where social and digital media are playing an increasingly significant role, where anthropological and arts practices are often intertwined in museum and public intervention contexts, and where anthropologists are encouraged to engage with mass media. Because anthropologists are often expected and inspired to ensure their work engages with public issues, these opportunities to disseminate work in new ways and to new publics simultaneously create challenges as anthropologists move their practice into unfamiliar collaborative domains and expose their research to new forms of scrutiny. In this volume, contributors question whether a fresh public anthropology is emerging through these new practices.

Witches and Demons

Author: Jean La Fontaine
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781785330865
Release Date: 2016-04-30
Genre: Social Science

Devil worship, black magic, and witchcraft have long captivated anthropologists as well as the general public. In this volume, Jean La Fontaine explores the intersection of expert and lay understandings of evil and the cultural forms that evil assumes. The chapters touch on public scares about devil-worship, misconceptions about human sacrifice and the use of body parts in healing practices, and mistaken accusations of children practicing witchcraft. Together, these cases demonstrate that comparison is a powerful method of cultural understanding, but warns of the dangers and mistaken conclusions that untrained ideas about other ways of life can lead to.

Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice

Author: Sarah Pink
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781785334177
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Genre: Social Science

Academics across the globe are being urged by universities and research councils to do research that impacts the world beyond academia. Yet to date there has been very little reflection amongst scholars and practitioners in these fields concerning the relationship between the theoretical and engaged practices that emerge through such forms of scholarship. Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice investigates the ways in which theoretical research has been incorporated into recent applied practices across the social sciences and humanities. This collection advances our understanding of the ethics, values, opportunities and challenges that emerge in the making of engaged and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Author: H. Russell Bernard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759120723
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Social Science

Draws on both science and humanism to explore the scope of contemporary anthropological fieldwork in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition also features new chapters addressing online ethnography; mixed methods and social survey research; and network and geospatial analysis.

Global Sustainability and Communities of Practice

Author: Carl A. Maida
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785338455
Release Date: 2018-03-28
Genre: Nature

Collaboration between experts and the public is vital for effective community engagement aimed at improving the lives of the most vulnerable in society, whether at the local or global level. Using case-based and theoretical chapters that examine rural and urban communities of practice, this volume illustrates how participatory researchers and students, as well as policy and community leaders, find ways to engage with the broader public when it comes to global sustainability research and practice.

Direkte Aktion

Author: David Graeber
ISBN: 3894017759
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Anti-globalization movement

Saison in Mekka

Author: Abdellah Hammoudi
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340655752X
Release Date: 2007

Books in Print

ISBN: UOM:39015045491084
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.


ISBN: 3865832393
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Public Relations Research

Author: Danny Moss
Publisher: Cengage Learning Emea
ISBN: 0415109957
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

The book contains comparative studies of public relations practice in different countries and explores issues such as the relationship between PR and journalism, the history of PR and the moral role of the public relations practitioner. Public relations research: an international perspective provides a fascinating insight into the state of public relations and will be of great interest to both academics and advanced students of public relations, communication science, marketing and management science.