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.

Common Cause with Conservation

Common Cause with Conservation

Common cause with conservation
Dayton Daniel Starnes II


Not all environmental conservation organizations or conservationists want to be the subject of study. Some are hesitant, some are cautiously willing, others are not interested in the least. Yet, in the midst of a socio-ecological world in transition, I argue that anthropologists must bend our research endeavors to more sensitively examine the peoples and processes that comprise the monumental moniker of conservation. Environmental anthropologists and other social scientists have a long and productive history of critical engagement with (problematic) conservation actions and outcomes – a history that in my research experience is largely unknown to conservationists themselves. But, by ‘peopling conservation’ through greater attention to the lives and experiences ...

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