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Exotic No More : Anthropology on the Front Lines - Jeremy MacClancy

Exotic No More

Anthropology on the Front Lines

By: Jeremy MacClancy (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780226500133
Number Of Pages: 384

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Since its founding in the nineteenth century, social anthropology has been seen as the study of exotic peoples in faraway places. But today more and more anthropologists are dedicating themselves not just to observing but to understanding and helping solve social problems wherever they occur--in international aid organizations, British TV studios, American hospitals, or racist enclaves in Eastern Europe, for example.
In "Exotic No More," an initiative of the Royal Anthropological Institute, some of today's most respected anthropologists demonstrate, in clear, unpretentious prose, the tremendous contributions that anthropology can make to contemporary society. They cover issues ranging from fundamentalism to forced migration, child labor to crack dealing, human rights to hunger, ethnicity to environmentalism, intellectual property rights to international capitalisms. But "Exotic No More" is more than a litany of gloom and doom; the essays also explore topics usually associated with leisure or "high" culture, including the media, visual arts, tourism, and music. Each author uses specific examples from their fieldwork to illustrate their discussions, and 62 photographs enliven the text.
Throughout the book, the contributors highlight anthropology's commitment to taking people seriously on their own terms, paying close attention to what they are saying and doing, and trying to understand how they see the world and why. Sometimes this bottom-up perspective makes the strange familiar, but it can also make the familiar strange, exposing the cultural basis of seemingly "natural" behaviors and challenging us to rethink some of our most cherished ideas--about gender, "free" markets, "race," and "refugees," among many others.
William O. Beeman
Philippe Bourgois
John Chernoff
E. Valentine Daniel
Alex de Waal
Judith Ennew
James Fairhead
Sarah Franklin
Michael Gilsenan
Faye Ginsburg
Alma Gottlieb
Christopher Hann
Faye V. Harrison
Richard Jenkins
Melissa Leach
Margaret Lock
Jeremy MacClancy
Jonathan Mazower
Ellen Messer
A. David Napier
Nancy Scheper-Hughes
Jane Schneider
Parker Shipton
Christopher B. Steiner

Introduction: Taking People Seriously Jeremy MacClancy
Understanding Inner-City Poverty: Resistance and Self-Destruction under U.S. Aparthei
Min(d)ing the Body: On the Trail of Organ-Stealing Rumors
World Markets: Anthropological Perspectives
Political Ideologies: Socialism and Its Discontents
On Conflict and Violence
Imagined but Not Imaginary: Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Modern World
Fighting the Good Fight: Fundamentalism and Religious Revival
Unraveling "Race" for the Twenty-First Century
Interpreting Gender and Sexuality: Approaches from Cultural Anthropology
Medical Knowledge and Body Politics
Anthropology, Culture, and Environment
Hunger in Africa: Untangling Its Human Roots
Anthropology and the Aid Encounter
The Refugee: A Discourse on Displacement
Our Own Way: On Anthropology and Intellectual Property
Anthropologists in a World with and without Human Rights
Future Generations and Global Standards: Children's Rights at the Start of the Millenniu
The Anthropology of Science
Fieldwork at the Movies: Anthropology and Media
Ideas of Culture and the Challenge of Music
Art/Anthropology/Museums: Revulsions and Revolutions
Paradise Postponed: The Predicaments of Tourism
Survival International
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ISBN: 9780226500133
ISBN-10: 0226500136
Series: 2002
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.72