Experiments in Holism by Ton Otto
Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology

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Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropologypresents a series of essays from leading anthropologists that critically reexamine the relevance of holism as a foundational tenet of anthropology, and its theoretical and methodological potential in today's world.Represents the first volume to consider the modern role of holism as a central anthropological concern across a wide range of anthropological traditionsCritically examines the past and present predicament of holism and its potential for the renewal of future practiceFeatures contributions from leading anthropologists which discuss how anthropology should be re-designed in the context of a changing worldChallenges many of contemporary anthropology's central methods, theory, and functions


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Ton Otto is Professor of Anthropology and Ethnography at Aarhus University, Denmark, and Professor and Research Leader at The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Australia. His most recent publications include the co-edited volumes: Tradition and Agency: Tracing Cultural Continuity and Invention (2005, with Poul Pedersen) and Warfare and Society: Archaeological and Social Anthropological Perspectives (2006, with Henrik Thrane and Helle Vandkilde). Nils Bubandt is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Aarhus University and co-editor-in-chief of Ethnos. He is the co-author of Imagining Nature: Practices of Cosmology and Identity (2003, with Andreas Roepstorff and Kalevi Kull), and has published numerous articles on topics such as forgery, witchcraft, globalization, and conflict.
Published August 2, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 336 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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