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By Richard G. Fox,Andre Gingrich

ISBN-10: 0415260531

ISBN-13: 9780415260534

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ISBN-13: 9780415260541

comparability has lengthy been the spine of the self-discipline of anthropology. yet contemporary advancements in anthropology, together with serious self-reflection and new case reviews sited in a globalized international, have driven comparative paintings apart. For the main half, comparability as concept and technique has been a casualty of the critique of 'grand idea' and of a transforming into distrust of objectivist, hard-science technique within the social sciences.
Today it's time for anthropology to renew its significant job of exploring humankind via comparability, utilizing its newfound serious self-awareness less than altering international stipulations. In Anthropology by means of Comparision, a world team of favorite anthropologists re-visits, re-theorizes and re-invigorates comparability as a valid and fruitful company. The authors discover the price of anthropological comparability and inspire a global discussion approximately comparative learn. whereas rejecting older, universalist comparative tools, those students take a clean test subaltern and ignored techniques to comparability from their very own nationwide traditions. They then current new ways which are specifically appropriate to the globalized global of the twenty-first century.
Every pupil and practitioner of anthropology and the social sciences will locate this thought-provoking quantity crucial examining. Anthropology, through Comparison is a decision to artistic mirrored image at the previous and efficient motion within the current, a problem to anthropologists to revitalize their specific contribution to human figuring out. Anthropology, via Comparison is an essential assessment of anthropology's roots - and its destiny - in regards to the comparative learn of humankind.

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