Anthropology as Social Critique

Its Public Role in the Globalized World

Edited by Petr Skalník and Marcin Brocki

Jagiellonian University Press

Anthropology as Social Critique

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Pub Date: July 2018

ISBN: 9788323343707

160 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Anthropology as Social Critique

Its Public Role in the Globalized World

Edited by Petr Skalník and Marcin Brocki

Jagiellonian University Press

This book contains chapters based on presentations and debates that were held during a panel session entitled “Anthropology as Opinion-Maker: A Dilemma of Analysis versus Application” as part of the “Anthropology in the World” conference in London (June 8–10, 2012). The aim of this book is to discuss the relevance of anthropological findings beyond disciplinary boundaries and to examine means of making these findings accessible and useful for a wider public, including decision makers. The book is founded on the belief that the world would benefit greatly from the application of anthropological knowledge and anthropological opinions and the concern that anthropologists are not doing enough to make their expertise heard and understood.
This collective volume is an important, essential, and well-grounded contribution that stands out for its deep theoretical insight, thus offering a significant input to the crucial debate on the public role of anthropology in the globalized world.Christian Giordano, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

About the Author

Petr Skalník is a senior research associate in the Department of Politics at the University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Modern Africa: Politics, History, and Society and has edited dozens of books and authored over a hundred journal articles, book chapters, and other academic publications. He served his country as ambassador to Lebanon.

Marcin Brocki is the head of the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. His interests include anthropological theory, postsocialism, semiotics and nonverbal communication, intercultural communication, and community studies. His most recent book was on public and engaged anthropology, Antropologia społeczna i kulturowa w przestrzeni publicznej.