Siting Culture: The Shifting Anthropological Object

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Increasingly within the world system, he argues, subordinated populations work to reconstruct their collective identities in a tactical fashion, since 'a more or less self-conscious fabrication of culture in response to imperious outside "pressures" is a normal process - dialectic or schismogenic, perhaps, but not pathogenic' 'Goodbye to Tristes Tropes: Ethnography in the Context of Modern World History', The Journal of Modern History , 65 1 : The situation has been greatly compounded over the last two decades by the exponential increase in population movements on a global scale in search of work and profit, information and influence, pleasure and refuge, and much else besides.

Since the cultural implications of all this mobility have been so diverse, it is not surprising that some arbitrariness marks the organisation of the thirteen papers which address the implications of these global processes, but this does not diminish the quality of the volume.

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Part 1 is entitled 'Finding a Place for Culture', and one of its unifying themes is how culture is creatively constituted by local populations in response to their changing material circumstances. Olwig describes how present-day, long-term migrants from the West Indian island of Nevis nevertheless maintain close interest and investment in the family house and family land. Author: Ade Peace.

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What is CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY? What does CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY mean?

Length: 1, words. Ade Peace Anthropology, University of Adelaide This excellent collection of essays addresses a number of problems which currently confront social anthropology.

By examining the concept of culture through case studies from Europe, Africa, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean it probes the methodological and theoretical implications of the divergent scholarly and popular concepts of culture. Read more Read less.

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Culture has been subject to critical debate in anthropology during the past decade and this is related to a shift in emphasis from the bounded local culture to . Culture has been subject to critical debate in anthropology during the past decade and this is related to a shift in emphasis from the bounded.

Amazon Global Store US International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions. Manufacturer warranty may not apply Learn more about Amazon Global Store. From the Back Cover So far, much of the critical analysis of the role of place in culture has been carried out at a more general level of theoretical debate.

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Increasingly within the world system, he argues, subordinated populations work to reconstruct their collective identities in a tactical fashion, since 'a more or less self-conscious fabrication of culture in response to imperious outside "pressures" is a normal process - dialectic or schismogenic, perhaps, but not pathogenic' 'Goodbye to Tristes Tropes: Ethnography in the Context of Modern World History', The Journal of Modern History , 65 1 : After matriculating from Aarhus Cathedral School in , she studied geography and biology at Aarhus University. Behind the Postcolonial. More recently, from to , Hastrup ran Waterworlds , a major European research project analysing social responses to climate change , [5] followed by fieldwork in Greenland, where she researched the effects of the modern world on a small community of hunters. We appreciate your feedback.

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