Applied Anthropology An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0897898338
ISBN-13: 9780897898331
Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 5/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Applied Anthropology: An Introduction (3rd edition) is a text focused on the use of the methods and theories of anthropology to solve the practical problems of human communities. It addresses a wide range of problem-solving practices in two large categories: development and research. The development-focused chapters include action research/participatory action research, cultural action, collaborative research, cultural brokerage, and social marketing. The research-focused chapters include social impact assessment, evaluation, and cultural resource management. Each chapter includes a defining statement about the approach considered and discussion of key concepts, a discussion of the basic process, and one or more case studies. These materials are supplemented with chapters on many domains of application and roles which applied anthropologists activate. These are coupled with chapters on the history of the development of applied anthropology, ethics, anthropology in development, and policy. The book concludes with a chapter on work-related issues such as employment and funding opportunities.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction and Overview
The Domain of Application
Further Reading
The Development of Applied Anthropology
Ethics
Further Reading
Approaches to Development in Anthropology
Anthropology in Development
Further Reading
Action Research and Participatory Action Research
Cultural Action
Collaborative Research
Participatory Rural Appraisal
Cultural Brokerage
Social Marketing
Policy Research in Anthropology
Anthropology as Policy Research
Further Reading
Social Impact Assessment
Evaluation
Further Reading
Cultural Resource Management
Being a Professional
Making a Living
References
Index
About the Author

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