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Global Transformations: Anthropology and the Modern World

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Through an examination of such disciplinary keywords, and their silences, as the West, modernity, globalization, the state, culture, and the field, this book aims to explore the future of anthropology in the 21st century, by examining its past, its origins, and its conditions of possibility alongside the history of the North Atlantic world and the production of the West. I ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 19th 2003 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Purple Iris
May 17, 2012 Purple Iris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I'm not the kind of person who has to read a book as soon as it comes out, even if it's by an author I typically enjoy. I mean, there are exceptions like Harry Potter. But in general, I'm fine with waiting a while to read a book, even if it's one I already own that's just sitting on a shelf waiting for me.

So, this book has lived in my room for a while now, and I've meant to read it, but the time was never right. A few days ago, even though I had a bunch of other texts to get through rather quick
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Mar 11, 2010 Nick rated it really liked it


Trouillot's book is particularly useful in that it specifies helpful ways to make anthropology truly multi-sited. First, he discusses the importance of recognizing our interlocutors especially in the West. Secondly, he introduces the idea of geographies of imagination and geographies of management. While his small book is not adequate to full elaboration of what is meant by these geographies, it does offer enticement for relating what he means to other ways of breaking up the same ideas (e.g. sp
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Jan 25, 2015 Yang rated it really liked it
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Read the first chapter. Very interesting writing with admirable clarity!Bravo!
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