Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology by Vered Amit

By Vered Amit

Spanning the interval from the overdue 19th to the early twenty-first centuries, The Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology includes virtually 600 individually-signed entries from an international workforce of members and gives a big, and engaging assessment of the old and modern succeed in of anthropological learn.

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1943, Santiago del Estero, Argentina Eduardo Archetti is a scholar with an exceptionally open mind and a broad range of interests. His main works cover such diverse themes as agrarian reform and issues of development, food and knowledge systems, the use and significance of texts in the anthropological endeavour, gender and the construction of masculinities, morality, and the meanings of sports and dance for understanding national identities. Nevertheless, underpinning many of his queries is a sustained interest in social transformations, modernity, and its implications for social life.

Rootedness is a criterion by which politicians on all levels are judged, including the president of the French Republic. For instance, as Abélès illustrated, François Mitterand made clever use of his symbolic attachment to the French territory. European Union politics, which Abélès investigated in the first half of the 1990s, seem to be the antithesis of French politics in several respects. There are few rituals. Officials working for the Commission are often unable to locate themselves historically Deterritorialisation is another characteristic of European politics.

The first clear articulation of this project goes back to his 1973 publication, Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter, a volume that called for resituating anthropological knowledge within the context of unequal power relations between the West and the non-West. Asad 26 has since argued that the concepts used in anthropological description should be interrogated not simply in terms of their analytical adequacy, but in their historical deployment within Western projects of social and political governance and transformation.

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