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Anthropology of Our Times

An Edited Anthology in Public Anthropology

Editors: Bangstad, Sindre (Ed.)

  • Covers a wide range of timely and interesting topics
  • Features the lives and work of leading anthropologists of today
  • Highlights the research from scholars across the globe
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About this book

This anthology represents the culmination of a series of public discussions with some of the leading international anthropologists of today —organized by the editor, Sindre Bangstad—at the House of Literature in Oslo, Norway. Thus, it provides fresh and original insights into the lives and work of these leading scholars. It features conversations with Didier Fassin, Angelique Haugerud, Ruben Andersson, Claudio Lomnitz, David Price, Magnus Marsden, Richard Ashby Wilson, and Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi, in addition to an introduction by Sindre Bangstad and a preface by Thomas Hylland Eriksen. 

About the authors

Sindre Bangstad is a social anthropologist and researcher at KIFO, the Institute for the Church, Religion, and Worldview Research in Oslo, Norway. Bangstad has undertaken ethnographic research in Norway and South Africa, and is the author of Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia (2014) and The Politics of Mediated Presence: Exploring the Voices of Muslims in Norway’s Mediated Public Spheres (2015).

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Reviews

“This book demonstrates the breadth and depth of moral engagement in anthropology. In doing so, it shows that the value of opinion is rather limited unless backed by knowledge, and that the kind of high-octane knowledge anthropology offers at its best is unbeatable when coupled with strong humanistic moral engagement.” (Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo, Norway)

“This sparkling collection combines two important tasks. On one hand, it advances arguments within anthropology as to how to bring our knowledge to bear on issues of pressing political importance. At the same time, it provides vivid case studies of the very best uses of anthropological methods to illuminate a range of issues. The result is a book that serves as an accessible introduction to anthropology’s unique insights, as well as a book to excite and stimulate students, teachers, and practitioners.” (Jonathan Spencer, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, UK)

“Sindre Bangstad is one of anthropology’s most vital voices. Along with the contributors to this important volume, he is paving the way to a truly engaged and relevant anthropology.” (Matti Bunzl, Director, Wien Museum, Austria)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Anthropological Publics, Public Anthropology: An Introduction

    Bangstad, Sindre

    Pages 1-27

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  • In Conversation with Sindre Bangstad and Kristian Berg Harpviken About Lived Islam in the Frontier Regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. House of Literature, April 28, 2011

    Marsden, Magnus

    Pages 29-50

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  • In Conversation with Sindre Bangstad and Knut G. Nustad About Anthropology, Hate Speech and Incitement to Commit Genocide. House of Literature, May 14, 2013

    Wilson, Richard Ashby

    Pages 51-72

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  • In Conversation with Marit Melhuus and Benedicte Bull About Life and Death in Mexico. House of Literature, September 26, 2013

    Lomnitz, Claudio

    Pages 73-92

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  • In Conversation with Sindre Bangstad and Bjørn E. Bertelsen About Anthropology, the Cold War and the “War on Terror”. House of Literature, May 20, 2014

    Price, David H.

    Pages 93-108

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Buy this book

eBook 79,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53849-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 101,64 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53848-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anthropology of Our Times
Book Subtitle
An Edited Anthology in Public Anthropology
Editors
  • Sindre Bangstad
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53849-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53849-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53848-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 216
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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