Critical Anthropology Now: Unexpected Contexts, Shifting Constituencies, Changing Agendas

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  • Copyright: 1999-07-01
  • Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr

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Building on the legacy of Writing Culture, Critical Anthropology Now vividly represents the changing nature of anthropological research practice, demonstrating how new and more complicated locations of research-from the boardrooms of multinational corporations to the chat rooms of the Internet-are giving rise to shifts in the character of fieldwork and fieldworker.

Table of Contents

Critical Anthropology Now: An Introductionp. 3
Virtual Social Science and the Politics of Family Valuesp. 29
Generation X: Anthropology in a Media-Saturated Worldp. 55
Figuring David Koreshp. 89
New Lexicon, Old Language: Negotiating the "Global" at the National Science Foundationp. 123
Blurred Boundaries, Hybrids, and Changelings: The Fortunes of Nonprofit Organizations in the Late Twentieth Centuryp. 147
Locating Corporate Environmentalism: Synthetics, Implosions, and the Bhopal Disasterp. 203
Worlding Cyberspace: Toward a Critical Ethnography in Time, Space, and Theoryp. 245
American Moderns: On Sciences and Scientistsp. 305
Postmodernist Critique in the 1980s, Nuclear Diplomacy, and the "Prisoner's Dilemma": Probing Family Resemblancesp. 335
Merchants in the Temple of Scholarship: The American University Press at Century's Endp. 361
Referencesp. 387
Indexp. 421
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