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A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology

  • ID: 2329515
  • Book
  • 432 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology presents a comprehensive account of contemporary, collaborative anthropological practice written primarily by non–academic anthropologist practitioners. The diverse range of topics includes professional training and preparation, job–hunting, professional development, career planning, ethics, teamwork, and other important aspects of anthropological practice beyond the confines of academia. Key practice sectors such as freelancing, managing a consulting firm, and working for government, non–profits, and corporations are also examined. Additional chapters address work in the domains of health, industry, education, international development, and the military. A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology is an essential resource for anyone contemplating a career path outside of the academy and wishing to apply anthropological principles to their work in a wide range of professional settings.
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Notes on Contributors viii

Preface and Acknowledgments xiii

1 Introduction 1Riall W. Nolan

Part I The Practitioner Career Arc 9

2 Professional Training and Preparation 11Terry Redding

3 Making the Transition from the Academy to Practice 25Mary Odell Butler

4 Job Hunting in the Twenty–First Century 36Judy Tso

5 Job Success 101: A Quick Graduate Course 47Cathleen Crain and Nathaniel Tashima

6 Careers in Practice 61Susan Squires

7 Stress and Failure in Practice Work 71Riall W. Nolan

Part II Practitioner Bases 81

8 Doing Anthropology Full Tilt, Full–Time 83Gordon Bronitsky

9 An Independent Consultant in a Business of One 92Judy Tso

10 How to Be a Self–Supporting Anthropologist 104Grant McCracken

11 Becoming a Practicing Disaster Anthropologist 114Susanna M. Hoffman

12 An Anthropologically Based Consulting Firm 125Cathleen Crain and Nathaniel Tashima

13 Nongovernmental Organizations 137Adam Koons

14 Multilateral Governmental Organizations 150William L. Partridge

15 Tools for Gauging Success in the Corporate Sector 161Tracy Meerwarth Pester

16 Working for the Federal Government 172Shirley J. Fiske

17 Anthropologists Working in Higher Education 184Dennis Wiedman

Part III Domains of Practice 197

18 Methods and Approaches 199Mary Odell Butler

19 Practitioners Working in Health 210Suzanne Heurtin–Roberts and Martha Hare

20 International Development 222Mari H. Clarke

21 Military and Security 237Kerry B. Fosher and Frank J. Tortorello, Jr.

22 Anthropologists at Work in Advertising and Marketing 247Timothy de Waal Malefyt

23 Anthropology in Design and Product Development 258Crysta Metcalf

24 Environment and Resources 266Robert Winthrop

25 Practitioners in Humanitarian Assistance 278Adam Koons

Part IV Key Issues 289

26 Ethics and Practicing Anthropology Pragmatic, Practical, and Principled 291Lenora Bohren and Linda Whiteford

27 The Academic Practitioner Relationship 303Linda A. Bennett and Shirley J. Fiske

28 Professional Communication 317Nathaniel Tashima and Cathleen Crain

29 Working on Cross–Disciplinary Teams 330Mari H. Clarke

30 Professional Networking for Practitioners 344Paula Chambers

31 Drug Resistance and Biosocial Analysis in Practice 354Amy S. Porter and Paul E. Farmer

32 High–Performing Applied Programs 372Elizabeth K. Briody and Riall W. Nolan

Part V Conclusion 389

33 The Future of Practice: Anthropology and the Grand Challenges 391Riall W. Nolan

Further Readings 397

Index 408

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Riall Nolan
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