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By Jan Van Bremen

ISBN-10: 020330814X

ISBN-13: 9780203308141

ISBN-10: 0415349834

ISBN-13: 9780415349833

Asian Anthropology increases vital questions in regards to the nature of anthropology and especially the construction and intake of anthropological wisdom in Asia. rather than assuming a common common or trajectory for the improvement of anthropology in Asia, the individuals to this quantity commence with definitely the right premise that anthropologies in numerous Asian international locations have constructed and proceed to advance based on their very own inner dynamics. With chapters written through a global workforce of specialists within the box, Asian Anthropology could be an invaluable instructing device and a worthwhile source for students operating in Asian anthropology.

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The explanation is that the way scholars ask questions and the way they deal with data are influenced by cultural differences. While data collection is essential 18 Eyal Ben-Ari and Jan van Bremen to any scholar, what may be done with data varies. Scholars may compile voluminous data in encyclopedic compendia, as Japanese or German scholars are wont to do. Others may rush to theorizing and hypothesis testing even before adequate data has been gathered, as Americans are wont to do. A third may take a more humanistic, interpretive approach, and write a major work as a mature scholar, as is likely the case in Europe (Befu and Kreiner 1992: 33).

1973) “Prejudice and its intellectual effect in American anthropology: an ethnographic report,” American Anthropologist, 75(3): 1–19. Jain, Ravindra (1997) “Obituary – Shyama Charan Dube,” Anthropology Today, 13(1): 22. Jenkins, Richard (1984) “Bringing it all back home: an anthropologist in Belfast,” in Colin Bell and Helen Roberts (eds), Social Researching: Politics, Problems, Practice, London: Routledge, p. 64. John, Mary (1989) “Postcolonial feminists in the Western intellectual field: anthropologists and native informants,” in James Clifford and Vivek Dhareshwar (eds), Travelling Theorists, Travelling Theories: Inscriptions, Santa Cruz: UCSC Center for Cultural Studies, pp.

Yet, as we stated before, the micro-relations of power within the profession have been consistently left unanalyzed. If ethnography “is a historically situated mode of understanding situated contexts” (Comaroff and Comaroff 1992: 9–10) then what we are seriously missing is an examination of the intra-academic power formations of our profession, of mentor relations, funding decisions, support for publication, struggles for turf and territory, or the coercion involved in creating anthropological knowledge.

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