Starwars: about anthropology, culture and globalisation

Kapferer, Bruce (2000) Starwars: about anthropology, culture and globalisation. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 11 (3). pp. 174-198.

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This paper explores the connection between debates within anthropology and larger political processes affecting the universities frequently relating to contemporary globalisation. Such connection is important in order to evaluate some directions in critical reflection within the discipline. It is claimed that anthropological positions concerning 'fieldwork' and 'culture', often devalued in the climate of current discourse, are significant epistemologically for the discipline and important for its radical potential as offering a continual challenge to the hegemony of metropolitan thought. This kind of challenge may be lost in certain redirections in anthropological approaches that often seem to be more dictated by the managerial revolution in universities than otherwise realised.

Item ID: 13030
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1035-8811
Keywords: anthropology; globalization; postcolonialism; postmodernism
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 02:13
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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