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Careers in 21st Century Applied Anthropology. Perspectives from Academics and Practitioners. NAPA Bulletin

  • ID: 2245975
  • Book
  • September 2008
  • 220 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Applied anthropology is more relevant than ever before in today s complex and interconnected world. Factors internal and external to the discipline indicate that job opportunities for anthropologists outside the academy will continue to develop in the 21st century. The main objective of the current volume is to explore the potential for this growing trend of anthropological engagement. Thirteen chapters by 15 academics and practitioners provide specific advice to students and practitioners on the benefits and challenges of careers in applied anthropology in both national and international arenas. Contributors offer practical, step–by–step advice on such diverse topics as practicing anthropology with an M.A. degree, careers in national and international consultancy, small consulting business development, executive leadership, combining careers in applied anthropology and the academy, field school training, collaborative research and public engagement, and deploying applied anthropology in nonanthropological settings. Contributors stress the relevance and training in anthropology and the many opportunities available to put anthropology to use in the real world.
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Part I: Introduction.

1. Introduction: Preparing Anthropologists for the 21st Century (Carla Guerrón–Montero).

2. Recent Changes and Trends in the Practice of Applied Anthropology (Satish Kedia).

Part II: Graduate School in Applied Anthropology.

3. Mastering the Art of the M.A. Program and Beyond (Terry Redding).

4. Small Fish in a Big Pond: An Applied Anthropologist in Natural Resource Management (Jennifer Gilden).

Part III: Advice from the Academy.

5. Practicing Anthropology from within the Academy: Combining Careers (Philip D. Young).

6. Moving Past Public Anthropology and Doing Collaborative Research (Luke Eric Lassiter).

7. Collaboration, Cooperation, and Working Together: Anthropologists Creating a Space for Research and Academic Partnerships (Geraldine Moreno–Black and Pissamai Homchampa).

8. Learning Applied Anthropology in Field Schools: Lessons from Bosnia and Romania (Peter W. Van Arsdale).

Part IV: Advice from Practicing Anthropologists.

9. Working for the Federal Government: Anthropology Careers (Shirley J. Fiske).

10. Applied Anthropology and Executive Leadership (Barbara Pillsbury.)

11. Creating Your Own Consulting Business (Carla N. Littlefield and Emilia González–Clements).

12. Using Anthropology Overseas (Riall W. Nolan).

13. Becoming an International Consultant (Gisele Maynard–Tucker).

Part V: Further Resources.

14. Further Resources for Careers in Applied Anthropology (Scarlett Shaffer).

15. Biosketches of Authors.

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Carla Guerron–Montero
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