Anthropology Beyond Culture Culture is a vexed concept within anthropology From their earliest studies anthropologists have often noted the emotional attachment of people to their customs even in cases where this loyalty can m

  • Title: Anthropology Beyond Culture
  • Author: Richard G. Fox Barbara J. King
  • ISBN: 9781859735299
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Culture is a vexed concept within anthropology From their earliest studies, anthropologists have often noted the emotional attachment of people to their customs, even in cases where this loyalty can make for problems Do anthropologists now suffer the same kind of disability with respect to their continuing emotional attachment to the concept of culture This book considerCulture is a vexed concept within anthropology From their earliest studies, anthropologists have often noted the emotional attachment of people to their customs, even in cases where this loyalty can make for problems Do anthropologists now suffer the same kind of disability with respect to their continuing emotional attachment to the concept of culture This book considers the state of the culture concept in anthropology and finds fault with a love it or leave it attitude Rather than pledging undying allegiance or summarily dismissing it, the volume argues that anthropology can continue with or without a concept of culture, depending on the research questions being asked, and, further, that when culture is retained, no single definition of it is practical or necessary.Offering sensible solutions to a topic of hot debate, this book will be essential reading for anyone seeking to learn what a concept of culture can offer anthropology, and what anthropology can offer the concept of culture.

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    1. I have encountered the culture debate through the Writing Culture tradition. Later I was excitedly reading Ferguson/Gupta pieces on fieldwork, ethnography through which culture debate continued. Later there are fantastic pieces at Cultural Anthropology Journal. ie Michael Fischer's review of history of culture debates in anthropology. And here I have a great difficulty to locate where this books stands. What it contributes to those debetes and unfortunately I find not much Writing Culture: The P [...]

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