The Ethics of Anthropology

Author: Pat Caplan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134435647
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Genre: Social Science

Since the inception of their discipline, anthropologists have studied virtually every conceivable aspect of other peoples' morality - religion, social control, sin, virtue, evil, duty, purity and pollution. But what of the examination of anthropology itself, and of its agendas, epistemes, theories and praxes? In 1991, Raymond Firth spoke of social anthropology as an essentially moral discipline. Is such a view outmoded in a postmodern era? Do anthropological ethics have to be re-thought each generation as the conditions of the discipline change, and as choices collide with moral alternatives? The Ethics of Anthropology looks at some of these crucial issues as they reflect on researcher relations, privacy, authority, secrecy and ownership of knowledge. The book combines theoretical papers and case studies from eminent scholars including Lisette Josephides, Steven Nugent, Marilyn Silverman, Andrew Spiegel and Veronica Strang. Showing how the topic of ethics goes to the heart of anthropology, it raises the controversial question of why - and for whom - the anthropological discipline functions.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author:
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
ISBN: STANFORD:36105006281385
Release Date: 1952
Genre: Copyright

Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

The Philosophical Review

Author: Jacob Gould Schurman
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105007233526
Release Date: 1952
Genre: Philosophy

An international journal of general philosophy.

The Crozer Quarterly

Author: Crozer Theological Seminary
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:B3078648
Release Date: 1952
Genre: Religion

Includes section "book reviews".

The Crozer Quarterly

Author: Edward B. Pollard
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015082368583
Release Date: 1952
Genre: Theology

Includes section "Book reviews."