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Latest Volume published in the Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series

June 17, 2007

ANTHROPOLOGY PUT TO WORK
edited by Les Field (Professor of Anthropology, University of New Mexico) and Richard G. Fox (President Emeritus, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
2007

How do anthropologists work today and how will they work in future? While some anthropologists have recently called for a new "public" or "engaged" anthropology, profound changes have already occurred, leading to new kinds of work for a large number of anthropologists. The image of anthropologists "reaching out" from protected academic positions to a vaguely defined "public" is out of touch with the working conditions of these anthropologists, especially those junior and untenured.

The papers in this volume show that anthropology is put to work in diverse ways today. They indicate that the new conditions of anthropological work require significant departures from canonical principles of cultural anthropology, such as replacing ethnographic rapport with multiple forms of collaboration. This volume's goal is to help graduate students and early-career scholars accept these changes without feeling something essential to anthropology has been lost. There really is no other choice for most young anthropologists.

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