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A Social History of Anthropology in the United States: Second Edition; Ed. 2 (Paperback - 2020)

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Thomas Patterson's text is one of very few comprehensive introductions to the social history of anthropology in the United States. In this new edition, he has fully revised each chapter, repositioned the dating and the grouping structure of relevant events, and added a totally new chapter which brings the discussion up-to-date in its focus on contemporary anthropology and anthropological theory from 2000 to 2017.

At a time of intense political tension and flux, the questions of what anthropology is, and what anthropologists do have resurfaced with new vigour. Patterson's investigation of the origins and formation of the discipline provides fascinating insights into the social history of America. Patterson addresses the negative reputation that anthropology took on as an offspring of imperialism, and shows how this status is reductive and unhelpfully dismissive. Instead, he shows how anthropology was both implicated in those sociohistorical developments, and critical of them at the same time. In fact, the dialogues which anthropologists have participated in amongst themselves have prevented them from perpetuating behaviour which could lead to allegations of imperialism, and have instead enabled them to create a discipline that is characterised by a dialectical process.

Patterson shows how his study of the historical development of anthropology in the United States illuminates the role of anthropology in the modern world through his examination of the circumstances that gave rise to it. For example, the shifting social and political economic conditions in which anthropological knowledge has been produced and shaped, the appearance of practices centred in particular regions or groups, the place of anthropology in different power structures, and the role of the educator in forging, perpetuating and changing representations of past and contemporary peoples. This is important reading for those interested in introducing themselves to the theory and practice of anthropology.

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Product NameA Social History of Anthropology in the United States: Second Edition; Ed. 2 (Paperback - 2020)
Original PriceGBP 34.99
AuthorPatterson, Thomas C.
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Publication Year2020
SubjectSocial Science
EditionEd. 2
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