Global Transformations: Anthropology and the Modern World

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Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 19, 2003 - Political Science - 178 pages
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Through an examination of such disciplinary keywords, and their silences, as the West, modernity, globalization, the state, culture, and the field, this book aims to explore the future of anthropology in the 21st century, by examining its past, its origins, and its conditions of possibility alongside the history of the North Atlantic world and the production of the West. In this significant book, Michel-Rolph Trouillot challenges contemporary anthropologists to question dominant narratives of globalization and to radically rethink the utility of the concept of culture, the emphasis upon fieldwork as the central methodology of the discipline, and the relationship between anthropologists and the people whom they study.

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MICHEL-ROLPH TROUILLOT is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of numerous books, including Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (Beacon 1997), Haiti, State Against Nation: The Origins and Legacy of Duvalierism, and Peasants and Capital : Dominion in the World Economy (Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History and Culture).

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