British Subjects: An Anthropology of Britain
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British Subjects: An Anthropology of Britain

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The anthropology of Britain is hotly debated. What does it mean to live in Britain and to be 'British', and is an anthropology of Britain even a legitimate undertaking? British Subjects presents a forthright voice in this debate. Key anthropological concerns such as community, rationality, aesthetics, the body, power, work and leisure, nationalism and transnationalism are...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Bloomsbury Academic
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About a decade old, but worth a read. A lot of the authors were defending this idea of "native" anthropology, which is interesting as it is more widely accepted today, yet still contested at some schools. It just serves to prove how slowly academia accepts change.
But the papers themselves were fab. The individual studies were diverse and covered topics from museum studies, cultural and medical anthropology. If you're interested in a different side of Britain, or just ethnographic writing I woul...more
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