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

By Peter Collins

Are reviews of the loss of life of traditional fieldwork in anthropology enormously exaggerated? This booklet takes a severe examine the newest advancements and key concerns in fieldwork. the character of 'locality' itself is complex for either examine topics and fieldworkers, considering it needs to now be maintained and represented in terms of widening (and fragmenting) social frames and networks.

Such advancements have raised questions in regards to 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 booklet contains a wide selection of ethnographic stories that supply new methods of the ideas of 'locality' and 'site'. It indicates that instead of taking key fieldwork tactics resembling globalization and mobility with no consideration, anthropologists are well-placed to check and critique the totalizing assumptions in the back of those notions.

Show description

Quick preview of Locating the Field: Space, Place and Context in Anthropology (ASA Monographs) PDF

Similar Anthropology books

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Long island occasions Bestseller"I might suggest this e-book to a person drawn to a enjoyable, enticing examine early human history…you’ll have a difficult time placing it down. "--Bill Gates"Thank God a person ultimately wrote [this] distinct ebook. "--Sebastian JungerFrom a popular historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s production and evolution—a number one overseas bestseller—that explores the ways that biology and background have outlined us and greater our knowing of what it ability to be “human.

Biological Anthropology

Organic Anthropology is a concise creation to the fundamental issues, theories, equipment and proof of bioanthropology. The medical approach offers a framework that brings accessibility and context to the fabric. This 7th version offers the newest findings and interpretations of subject matters in anthropology together with Australopithecus sediba, the Denisovians, and epigenetics.

Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Written by means of a favorite pupil within the box, Conrad Phillip Kottak, this concise, student-friendly, present advent to cultural anthropology rigorously balances assurance of center themes and modern adjustments within the box. whereas protecting its reference to scholars via appropriate examples, the combo of brevity, clarity, and relied on content material makes reflect for Humanity an ideal fit for cultural anthropology classes that use readings or ethnographies besides a first-rate textual content.

Tristes Tropiques

"A magical masterpiece. "—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's look for a civilization "reduced to its most simple expression. "

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

Show sample text content

P. Mitchell The characteristics of Time, ed. W. James and D. generators 01 LocatingField 18/4/06 9:41 am web page iii finding the sphere house, position and Context in Anthropology Edited by way of Simon Coleman and Peter Collins Oxford • manhattan 01 LocatingField 18/4/06 9:41 am web page iv First released in 2006 by means of Berg Editorial workplaces: 1st flooring, Angel courtroom, eighty one St Clements highway, Oxford, OX4 1AW, united kingdom one hundred seventy five 5th road, manhattan, new york 10010, united states © Simon Coleman and Peter Collins 2006 All rights reserved. No a part of this e-book might be reproduced in any shape or in any way with no the written permission of Berg.

Such ‘following’ echoes the mobiliary metaphors of Clifford’s vacationing cultures or Bauman’s travelers, and to it really is extra the language of ‘circulation’, ‘connection’ and ‘association’. therefore Marcus’s paintings mediates among photographs of fixity and circulation, accepting the contingency of the ethnographic item yet conserving emphasis at the have to discover daily attention of informants, together with certainly their ‘system understanding’ and information of alternative websites and brokers. The Synecdoche of position Reliance at the alleged autonomy of position – what Clarke refers to because the ‘geography of matters within-self-contained areas’ (2004: 1-2) – has no longer after all avoided ethnographers from making ‘larger’ claims for his or her paintings.

Biographical learn therefore comprises reaching a lot an analogous figuring out of tradition and society as we ordinarily desire to accomplish in anthropology, and the facility to transmit that figuring out. Biographies the place the social and cultural context is a trifling backdrop to the tale of a existence or is just subsumed into the tale and for that reason hardly ever extant are 02 LocatingField 18/4/06 9:43 am web page 166 166 • Sigridur Duna Kristmundsdottir now not unusual. think of, for example, how gender is usually subsumed within the biographies of fellows, the place this crucial social truth and its social and cultural ramifications of their lives is an unexamined given.

For various purposes, together with the final masculinization of high-altitude climbing as a high-risk, high-cost activity, males have ruled mountain climbing within the Nepal Himalayas. The involvement of ladies of any nationality has been really constrained. by means of the twenty-first century, whereas greater than 900 males had reached the pinnacle of Mount Everest, in basic terms fifty-two girls had performed so. Few Nepali girls take part, to a comparatively small measure, as chefs and low-altitude porters on expeditions to lower-altitude peaks.

As new models, kinds and cultural types went on show at those ‘tournaments of value’, in order that they have been absorbed, appropriated and remodeled to create new constellations of price and which means for the streets (cf. Hansen 2000). The cultural circuits created among the streets and the dancehall enabled a relentless technique of appropriation, re-appropriation and transformation, as cultural varieties and types moved from side to side, mixing cosmopolitan 02 LocatingField 18/4/06 9:43 am web page 60 60 • Leslie financial institution and native components alongside the best way.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.76 of 5 – based on 17 votes