Applied Anthropology: Tools And Perspectives For Contemporary Practice
- Publish Date: 1999-10-05
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Alexander M. Ervin
An invaluable resource for any reader of anthropology, this practical book answers the question, What can I do with a degree in Anthropology? The most up-to-date and accessible book on the subject, Applied Anthropology provides the skills, perspectives, and methodologies needed when working in today's communities and organizations. In addition to a focus on method, this book provides readers with a solid foundation in the history, activities, and ethical concerns of applied anthropology. The book stresses decision-making and the need to understand policy through anthropological analysis. Because an anthropologist must communicate effectively with the general non-anthropological public, the book employs an accessible, jargon-free writing style. Seventeen case studies plus many real-world examples of anthropological practice reinforce the usefulness of in the real-world anthropology. For anyone interested in pursuing a career in anthropology.