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ASA Decennial Conference Series: The Uses of Knowledge


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The Future of Anthropological Knowledge

The Future of Anthropological Knowledge

Henrietta Moore
March 14, 1996

The Future of Anthropological Knowledge the chapters explore the question of the nature of social knowledge from a variety of perspectives and locations such as China, Africa, the USA and elsewhere. By examining the changing nature of anthropological knowledge and of the production of that...

Counterworks: Managing the Diversity of Knowledge

Counterworks: Managing the Diversity of Knowledge

Richard Fardon
September 14, 1995

Globalization is often described as the spread of western culture to other parts of the world. How accurate is the depiction of 'cultural flow'? In Counterworks, ten anthropologists examine the ways in which global processes have affected particular localities where they have carried out research....

Shifting Contexts

Shifting Contexts

Marilyn Strathern
August 24, 1995

To suppose anthropological analysis can shift between global and local perspectives may well imply that the two co-exist as broader and narrower horizons or contexts of knowledge. The proof for this can be found in ethnographic accounts where contrasts are repeatedly drawn between the encompassing...

Worlds Apart: Modernity Through the Prism of the Local

Worlds Apart: Modernity Through the Prism of the Local

Daniel Miller
August 24, 1995

Worlds Apart is concerned with one of the new futures of anthropology, namely the advances in technologies which r eate an imagination of new global and local forms. It also analyses studies of the consumption of these forms and attempts to go beyond the assumptions that consumption either...

The Pursuit of Certainty: Religious and Cultural Formulations

The Pursuit of Certainty: Religious and Cultural Formulations

Wendy James
August 03, 1995

Although the world population faces movement, mixing and displacement on a larger scale than ever before, the result has not been a collapse of boundaries but an increase in the rise of new forms of ethnic, cultural and religious identity. Those based in the highly developed countries can extend...

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