From self-applause through self-criticism to self-confidence. Introduction: is anthropology relevant to the contemporary world? the rise and fall of scientific ethnography-- anthropology: still the uncomfortable discipline? anthropology for sale? learning from AIDS: the future of anthropology-- anthropology, gender, masculinity-- tourism, modernity, nostalgia-- prospects for tourism study in anthropology-- lost horizons regained: old age and the anthropology of contemporary society-- cultural imperialism and the mediation of otherness-- after emotion: ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia, and beyond-- notes on the future anthropology.
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Is anthropology relevant to our lives today? Does anthropology have anything to contribute in the coming time? How are anthroplogists responding to the post-colonial, post-modernist world? Leading anthroplogists attempt to answer these questions, identifying and exploring key issues where anthropology connects with the problems of the contemporary scene. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Focuses on the relevance of anthropology to problems of the contemporary world, covering: HIV/AIDS research, feminism and masculinity, tourism and heritage, refugees, ageing, cultural imperialism, the media, postmodernism and post-colonial criticism, science and anthropology in policy and practice. (source: Nielsen Book Data)