Anthropology in the Public Arena: Historical and by Jeremy MacClancy

By Jeremy MacClancy

This articulate and authoritative survey of either the preferred and educational developments in anthropology demonstrates the extensive relevance of anthropological wisdom and argues for a extra inclusive notion of the self-discipline that engages the general public imagination.

  • Demonstrates the evolving social contexts of British anthropological concept and perform from the mid-19th century
  • Highlights the significance of renowned anthropology in forming and maintaining the pro discipline
  • Explores the earlier and current cross-fertilization of anthropologists, scientists and fashionable literary figures
  • Assesses the pioneering efforts on-line to boost the function of anthropology in public debates
  • Appeals to a broader readership attracted to cultural and highbrow history

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