Siting Culture: The Shifting Anthropological Object by Kirsten HastrupSiting Culture: The Shifting Anthropological Object by Kirsten Hastrup

Siting Culture: The Shifting Anthropological Object

EditorKirsten Hastrup, Karen Fog Olwig

Paperback | December 16, 1996

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Culture has been subject to critical debate in anthropology during the past decade and this is related to a shift in emphasis from the bounded local culture to transnational cultural flows. At the same time that cultural mobility is being emphasized, the people studied by anthropologists are recasting culture as a place of belonging as they construct local identities within global fields of relations.
So far, much of the analysis of the role of place in culture has been carried out at a level of theoretical debate.Siting Cultureargues that it is only through rich ethnographic studies that anthropologists may explore the significance of place in the global space of relations which mould the lives of people throughout the world. By examining the concept of culture through case studies from Europe, Africa, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean it probes the methodological and theoretical implications of the divergent scholarly and popular concepts of culture.
Karen Fog Olwigis Senior Lecturer andKirsten Hastrupis Professor of Anthropology, both at the University of Copenhagen.
Title:Siting Culture: The Shifting Anthropological ObjectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.7 inPublished:December 16, 1996Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415150027

ISBN - 13:9780415150026