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The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology is a contemporary landmark volume that defines the field and outlines new directions in research. Divided into four sections, each edited by leading figures in social anthropology, this exhaustive Handbook covers interfaces, places, methodologies and futures. Within each section authors at the leading edge of the discipline contribute in-depth chapters on the central principles and latest developments in their area of expertise.

Anthropology and the Postcolonial1
Anthropology and the postcolonial

I draw on comparative arguments from postcolonial Africa and India to ask how anthropologists have understood the postcolonial, and how their understandings relate to those of mainstream postcolonial studies.2 History conceived as linear progress has had little bearing on most anthropological approaches to the postcolonial; these ...

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