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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.

Fieldwork Since the 1980s: Total Immersion and its Discontents
Fieldwork since the 1980s: Total immersion and its discontents

Ideals, discussions, and images of fieldwork in anthropology are, I suspect, always and inescapably suffused and framed by one's own experience.1 Thinking about fieldwork thus inevitably transports me to the Malay village where I worked in the early ...

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