The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology
- Lene Pedersen - Central Washington University, USA
- Lisa Cliggett - University of Kentucky
The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is the first instalment of The SAGE Handbook of the Social Sciences series and encompasses major specialities as well as key interdisciplinary themes relevant to the field. Globally, societies are facing major upheaval and change, and the social sciences are fundamental to the analysis of these issues, as well as the development of strategies for addressing them. This handbook provides a rich overview of the discipline and has a future focus whilst using international theories and examples throughout. The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is an essential resource for social scientists globally and contains a rich body of chapters on all major topics relevant to the field, whilst also presenting a possible road map for the future of the field.
Part 1: Foundations
Part 2: Focal Areas
Part 3: Urgent Issues
Part 4: Short Essays: Contemporary Critical Dynamics
I wish this handbook had been available when I started teaching Cultural Anthropology. The struggle for most Anthropology professors is how to introduce students to the discipline’s history and theories while simultaneously encouraging students to challenge those facts. This volume does that brilliantly. And introducing students to critical sub-fields through chapters highlighting key questions, themes and literatures is, in my experience, the best way to introduce students to the discipline. This handbook is exactly the type of framing of the discipline needed at this historical moment.