Synopses & Reviews
In adopting an interdisciplinary approach to the anthropology of complex cultural issues, the contributors to this volume review both the challenges and the potential insights of cultural studies approaches within their field of research, and in the process chart a potentially new agenda for anthropology in an increasingly shared terrain of globally interacting cultures and identities. Case studies are drawn from around the globe, including Japan, Pakistan and Spain.
Will the ascent of cultural studies herald the fragmentation and eclipse of anthropology?
The contributors chart a new agenda for anthropology in an increasingly shared terrain of globally interacting cultures and identities.
About the Author
Stephen Nugent is the head of the Anthropology Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London, a song writer (with Ian Dury) and the author (with Humphrey Ocean) of Big Mouth: The Amazon Speaks (Fourth Estate, 1990). Cris Shore is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand). His most recent publications are: Up Close and Personal: On Peripheral Perspectives and the Production of Anthropological Knowledge', Oxford/New York: Berghahn (co-edited with Susanna Trnka, 2013) and 'The Sage Handbook of Social Anthropology'.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Brother, Can you Share a Paradigm
2. In Defence of Savage Civilization: Tom Harrison, Cultural Studies and Anthropology
3. 'The Lion of Lahore': Anthropology, Cultural Performance and Imran Khan
4. Unwrapping Japanese Culture
5. Researching Culture in the Basqueland
6. Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology: Contesting or Complementary Discourses
7. Metaphors of Europe: Integration and