The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is the first instalment of The SAGE Handbook of the Social Sciences series and encompasses major specialities as well as key interdisciplinary themes relevant to the field. Globally, societies are facing major upheaval and change, and the social sciences are fundamental to the analysis of these issues, as well as the development of strategies for addressing them. This handbook provides a rich overview of the discipline and has a future focus whilst using international theories and examples throughout. The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is an essential resource for social scientists globally and contains a rich body of chapters on all major topics relevant to the field, whilst also presenting a possible road map for the future of the field. Part 1: Foundations; Part 2: Focal Areas; Part 3: Urgent Issues; and Part 4: Short Essays: Contemporary Critical Dynamics.


Raúl Acosta

The concept of mobility has become pervasive across social sciences and humanities (Salazar and Jayaram, 2016), even without a single-issue focus and theoretical framework. This has often been addressed by a reference to mobilities in plural (Urry, 2007), while maintaining distinct approaches for its various subfields. There is, therefore, an urgent demand for anthropologists to explore more in-depth implications of its various uses, in order to perhaps offer alternative concepts to better underscore the valuable yet contrasting insights the concept has enabled. The dominant use in our discipline of the term mobility is to examine the various forms of migration that characterize our time (Brettell, 2018), as well as the resulting cultural representations they inspire (Salazar, 2010). This ...

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