Handbook of Practicing Anthropology

ISBN-10: 0470674598
ISBN-13: 9780470674598
Edition: 2013
Authors: Riall Nolan
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

An essential career-planning resource, A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology presents a comprehensive account of contemporary anthropological practice written primarily by anthropological practitionersEngagingly written and instructive stories of practice by anthropological professionals working in corporations, governmental, entrepreneurial, and educational settingsProvides essential guidance on applying anthropological principles on the job: what works well and what must be learned Emphasizes the value of collaboration, teamwork, and continuous learning as key elements to success in non-academic careersHighlights the range of successful, and unsuccessful, career arcs for the non-traditional academic , evaluating primary job options, significant sectors of professional activity, and key issues, concerns, and controversies in the fieldChapters examine key practice sectors such as freelancing, managing a consulting firm, working for government, non-profits, and corporations, and the domains of health, industry, education, international development, and the military

Preface
Introduction
Introduction to Practice
The Practitioner Career Arc
Professional Training and Preparation
Making the Transition from the Academy to Practice: Lessons Learned
Job Hunting: Searching for a Job in the 21st Century
Job Success 101: A Quick Graduate Course Cathleen Crain and Nathaniel Tashima
Careers in Practice: It's Not The Academy
Stress and Failure in Practice Work
Practitioner Bases
Doing Anthropology - Full Tilt, Full Time
Working As an Independent Consultant in a Business of One
How to be a Self-Supporting Anthropologist
The Flight of a Firebird: Becoming a Practicing Disaster Anthropologist
Engaging the Unknown, Outlining the Future: An Anthropologically-Based Consulting Firm
NON-Government Organizations
Multilateral Governmental Organizations
Tools for Gauging Success in the Corporate Sector: A Case for Personal Metrics as a Practitioner
Working for the Government
Anthropologists Working in Higher Education
Domains of Practice
Methods and Approaches
Practitioners Working in Health
International Development
Military and Security
Anthropologists at Work in Advertising and Marketing
Anthropology in Design and Product Development
Environment and Resources
Practitioners in Humanitarian Assistance: Saving the World, One Disaster at a Time
Key Issues
Ethics and Practicing Anthropology - Pragmatic, Practical, and Principled: A Case Study
The Academy / Practitioner Relationship: A Vision for Anthropology
Professional Communication
Working on Cross-Disciplinary Teams
With a Little Help from My Friends: Professional Networking for Practitioners
Drug resistance and biosocial analysis in practice: Case Studies and Lessons from Siberia and South Africa
Getting Fit for Practice: High Performing Applied Programs
Conclusion
The Future of Practice: Anthropology and the Grand Challenges

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