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Centralizing Fieldwork: Critical Perspectives from Primatology, Biological and Social Anthropology: Critical Perspectives from Primatology, Biological and Social Anthropology Fuentes Agustin Macclancy Jeremy

Centralizing Fieldwork: Critical Perspectives from Primatology, Biological and Social Anthropology: Critical Perspectives from Primatology, Biological and Social Anthropology

Fuentes Agustin Macclancy Jeremy

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9781845458515
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308 pages
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 About the Book 

Fieldwork is a central method of research throughout anthropology, a much-valued, much-vaunted mode of generating information. But its nature and process have been seriously understudied in biological anthropology and primatology. This book is the first ever comparative investigation, across primatology, biological anthropology, and social anthropology, to look critically at this key research practice. It is also an innovative way to further the comparative project within a broadly conceived anthropology, because it does not focus on common theory but on a common method. The questions asked by contributors are: what in the pursuit of fieldwork is common to all three disciplines, what is unique to each, how much is contingent, how much necessary? Can we generate well-grounded cross-disciplinary generalizations about this mutual research method, and are there are any telling differences? Co-edited by a social anthropologist and a primatologist, the book includes a list of distinguished and well-established contributors from primatology and biological anthropology.