Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology: H
Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology
EDITOR: H. Russell Bernard, University of Florida EDITORIAL BOARD Carol R. Ember, Human Relations Area Files Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University lane H. Hill, University ojArizona Roy A. Rappaport, deceased Nancy Scheper-Hughes, University oj California, Berkeley Thomas Schweizer, University ojCologne
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The "Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology" establishes a benchmark for synthesizing anthropological research practices over the past 100 years. Avoiding the divisive debates over science and humanism, the authors contributing to this important volume draw upon both traditions to define and describe anthropological fieldwork in practice. Authored by 27 of the…
The Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology, now in its second edition, maintains a strong benchmark for understanding the scope of contemporary anthropological field methods. Avoiding divisive debates over science and humanism, the contributors draw upon both traditions to explore fieldwork in practice. The second edition also reflects major developments of the past decade, including: the rising prominence of mixed methods, the emergence of new technologies, and evolving views on ethnographic writing. Spanning the chain of research, from designing a project through methods of data collection and interpretive analysis, the Handbook features new chapters on ethnography of online communities, social survey research, and network and geospatial analysis. Considered discussion of ethics, epistemology, and the presentation of research results to diverse audiences round out the volume. The result is an essential guide for all scholars, professionals, and advanced students who employ fieldwork.
Robert Lynd in 1939, "were 'primitive,' according to Western European standards, and therefore the older social sciences did not much care what anthropology did
with them" (p. 14). The point is, that by the time A Handbook of Method in Cultural Anthropology was published in 1970, the concern for methods in anthropology was already quite venerable. That volume, edited by Raoul Naroll and Ronald Cohen, was an enormous compilation-I,OOO pages and 49 chapters by 46 authors (Naroll and Cohen wrote 6 of the chapters and participated in several others), including 5 that