By Richard G. Fox,Andre Gingrich

ISBN-10: 0415260531

ISBN-13: 9780415260534

ISBN-10: 041526054X

ISBN-13: 9780415260541

comparability has lengthy been the spine of the self-discipline of anthropology. yet contemporary advancements in anthropology, together with severe self-reflection and new case experiences sited in a globalized international, have driven comparative paintings apart. For the main half, comparability as idea and technique has been a casualty of the critique of 'grand conception' and of a growing to be distrust of objectivist, hard-science method within the social sciences.
Today it's time for anthropology to renew its relevant activity of exploring humankind via comparability, utilizing its newfound serious self-awareness lower than altering worldwide stipulations. In Anthropology via Comparision, a world team of sought after anthropologists re-visits, re-theorizes and re-invigorates comparability as a sound and fruitful firm. The authors discover the worth of anthropological comparability and inspire a global discussion approximately comparative study. whereas rejecting older, universalist comparative tools, those students take a clean test subaltern and ignored methods to comparability from their very own nationwide traditions. They then current new techniques which are particularly proper 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 interpreting. Anthropology, by means of Comparison is a decision to artistic mirrored image at the prior and effective motion within the current, a problem to anthropologists to revitalize their detailed contribution to human figuring out. Anthropology, via Comparison is an critical review of anthropology's roots - and its destiny - with reference to the comparative examine of humankind.

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