By E. Liza Cerroni-Long
Cultural anthropology is at a crossroads. lower than the effect of postmodernist opinions, critical doubts were raised in regards to the medical validity―indeed, the very viability―of the ethnographic company. those doubts were voiced such a lot loudly in North the USA, the place the sphere still nonetheless enjoys the broadest educational base, and draws the most important variety of practitioners. during the last decade, a collection of severe concerns has more and more engaged cultural anthropologists in heated debate. the 1st a part of this quantity encompasses a full-fledged dialogue of those concerns, supplying feedback for his or her optimistic resolution.
In spite of the disciplinary self-doubts engendered by way of postmodernism, the theory-building strategy in anthropology has now not been deserted. the second one a part of the quantity provides a number of unique theoretical statements in which American and Canadian anthropologists set the premises for disciplinary traits more likely to form anthropological perform for years yet to come. If, because it is prognosticated, the twenty first century will see an explosion of curiosity in cultural anthropology, the versions and ideas awarded during this quantity outline the parameters of disciplinary enlargement. North American cultural anthropology enters its moment century on a wave of theoretical innovation and pragmatic translatability which may eventually unravel the disciplinary distinction among research and application.
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