The Future of Anthropological Knowledge

Synopsis

In The Future of Anthropological Knowledge the chapters explore the question of the nature of social knowledge from a variety of perspectives and locations including China, Africa, the USA and elsewhere. By examining the changing nature of anthropological knowledge and of the production of that knowledge, this book challenges the notion that only western societies have produced social theories of modernity and of global scope. Knowledge of society can no longer be restricted to a knowledge of face-to-face social relations but must encompass the effect of technology, global consumption patterns and changing geo-political configurations. The Future of Anthropological Knowledge will be of interest to anthropologists and students of culture and society.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Henrietta L. Moore
  • Emily Martin
  • Norman Long
  • Aihwa Ong
  • Mayfair Yang
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1996