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A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology

  • ID: 2329515
  • Book
  • February 2013
  • 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 1
Riall W. Nolan

Part I The Practitioner Career Arc 9

2 Professional Training and Preparation 11
Terry Redding

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

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

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

6 Careers in Practice 61
Susan Squires

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

Part II Practitioner Bases 81

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

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

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

11 Becoming a Practicing Disaster Anthropologist 114
Susanna M. Hoffman

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

13 Nongovernmental Organizations 137
Adam Koons

14 Multilateral Governmental Organizations 150
William L. Partridge

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

16 Working for the Federal Government 172
Shirley J. Fiske

17 Anthropologists Working in Higher Education 184
Dennis Wiedman

Part III Domains of Practice 197

18 Methods and Approaches 199
Mary Odell Butler

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

20 International Development 222
Mari H. Clarke

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

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

23 Anthropology in Design and Product Development 258
Crysta Metcalf

24 Environment and Resources 266
Robert Winthrop

25 Practitioners in Humanitarian Assistance 278
Adam Koons

Part IV Key Issues 289

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

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

28 Professional Communication 317
Nathaniel Tashima and Cathleen Crain

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

30 Professional Networking for Practitioners 344
Paula Chambers

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

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

Part V Conclusion 389

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

Further Readings 397

Index 408

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Riall Nolan
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