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Recasting Anthropological Knowledge
Inspiration and Social Science

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Jeanette Edwards, Maja Petrović-Šteger, Debbora Battaglia, Annelise Riles, Melissa Demian, Ann Kelly, Thomas Yarrow, Aivita Putnina, Eeva Berglund, Adam Reed
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  • Date Published: October 2011
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107009684

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  • This collection of original essays provides an innovative and multifaceted reflection on the impact and inspiration of the scholarship of eminent anthropologist Marilyn Strathern. A distinguished team of international contributors, all former students of Strathern, reflect on the impact of their relationship with their teacher and address the wider conceptual contribution of her work through their own writings. The essays provide an accessible entry into Strathern's scholarship for those new to her work and a rich source of material which mobilises and deploys her concepts, including new ethnographic examples and discussion of contemporary political issues, for those more familiar with her scholarship. The result is a collection that dissects, contextualises and reroutes concepts of relationality, inspiration and knowledge in novel and unpredictable ways. Recasting Anthropological Knowledge will prove invaluable to all students of anthropology and will be of interest to scholars across the social sciences.

    • An accessible introduction to the legacy of one of the world's leading anthropologists
    • Brings together cutting edge research from a distinguished team of international contributors
    • Addresses contemporary political issues that are of interest across the social sciences
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    "… this compilation of papers by her former Ph.D students indicates both the immense applicability of the key concepts and theoretical insights of Strathern, as well as the remarkable range of topics to which this anthropological knowledge may be applied."
    Anthropological Notebooks

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107009684
    • length: 218 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: on recombinant knowledge and debts that inspire Jeanette Edwards and Maja Petrović-Šteger
    2. Writing the parallax gap: an itinerary Debbora Battaglia
    3. Too big to fail Annelise Riles
    4. 'Hybrid custom' and legal description in Papua New Guinea Melissa Demian
    5. Entomological extensions: model huts and fieldworks Ann Kelly
    6. Kinship and the core house: contested ideas of family and place in a Ghanaian resettlement township Thomas Yarrow
    7. Invisible families: imagining relations in families based on same-sex partnerships Aivita Putnina
    8. Knowledge in a critical mode: feminist expertise in design and planning Eeva Berglund
    9. Spools, loops and traces: on etoy encapsulation and three portraits of Marilyn Strathern Maja Petrović-Šteger
    10. Inspiring Strathern Adam Reed.

  • Editors

    Jeanette Edwards, University of Manchester
    Jeanette Edwards is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester.

    Maja Petrović-Šteger, Peterhouse, Cambridge
    Maja Petrović-Šteger is a Junior Research Fellow in Social Anthropology at Peterhouse, Cambridge.


    Jeanette Edwards, Maja Petrović-Šteger, Debbora Battaglia, Annelise Riles, Melissa Demian, Ann Kelly, Thomas Yarrow, Aivita Putnina, Eeva Berglund, Adam Reed

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