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Educational Histories of European Social Anthropology
Volume 1

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Educational Histories of European Social Anthropology

Edited by Dorle Dracklé, Iain R. Edgar and Thomas K. Schippers

272 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-452-4 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (June 2003)

ISBN  978-1-57181-905-5 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Published (October 2004)

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“Learning Fields, a magisterial two-volume consideration of Social Anthropology in Europe,…provides us with a stimulating , varied, yet deeply coherent range of ways of learning about our shared field…Dracklé, Edgar, Schippers, and the contributing authors have made a significant contribution with these two volumes: intellectually stimulating, pragmatically indispensable and epistemologically invaluable.”  ·  Don Brenneis in Social Anthropology


Aimed at professional anthropologists, their students and academic policy-makers, the contributions to this volume provide an unprecedented array of insights into the current teaching and learning of social anthropology across Europe. With case-studies from eighteen different countries this volume presents a rich panorama of local histories, contexts and experiences, which are essential contributions to current debates on the role and significance of anthropology in an era of converging Higher Education policies. More practically,the volume offers teachers and students the possibility ofdeveloping international exchanges supported by a previously unobtainable knowledge of institutional historiesand differing local contexts.

Dorle Dracklé is Professor for Social Anthropology and Intercultural Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Iain R. Edgar lectures in the Department of Anthropology at Durham University.

Thomas K. Schippers has done fieldwork in the south of France, the Italian Alps and French Guyana.

European Association of Social-Anthropologists (EASA)
Subject: Educational Studies Theory and Methodology
Area: Europe


List of Tables
List of Figures

Ulf Hannerz

Chapter 1. Introduction
Dorle Dracklé, Iain R. Edgar and Thomas K. Schippers


Chapter 2. Teaching the ‘Uncomfortable Science’: Social Anthropology in British Universities
David Mills

Chapter 3. Teaching and Learning Anthropology in the Netherlands
Wim Hoogbergen

Chapter 4. Teaching Anthropology in Norway and Denmark
Peter Hervik


Chapter 5. Farewell to Humboldt? Teaching and Learning Anthropology in Germany
Dorle Dracklé

Chapter 6. Teaching and Learning Anthropology in a New National Context: the Slovak Case
Alexandra Bitusikova

Chapter 7. Teaching Anthropology in Post-1989 Poland
Janusz Mucha

Chapter 8. Teaching and Learning Anthropology in the Czech Republic
Ivo Budil

Chapter 9. From the Dictate of Theories to Discourses on Theories – Teaching and Learning Social Anthropology in Vienna
Thomas Fillitz

Chapter 10. Teaching Anthropology in Slovenia: ‘Small’ Languages – Chaos in the Field?
Rajko Muršiè

Chapter 11. Hungary in Anthropology and Anthropology in Hungary
László Kürti

Chapter 12. Rethinking Local and Global: New Perspectives among Swiss Anthropologists
Barbara Waldis


Chapter 13. Then and Now: Teaching Anthropology in France
Gérald Gaillard

Chapter 14. Cultural and Social Anthropology in the Portuguese University: Dilemmas of Teaching and Practice
Graça Índias Cordeiro and Ana Isabel Afonso

Chapter 15. Teaching and Learning Anthropology in Italy: Institutional Development and Pedagogic Challenges
Pier Paolo Viazzo

Chapter 16. Between Self and Others: the Academic Establishment of Greek Anthropology
Panayotis Panopoulos


Chapter 17. The Legacies of a ‘Nation-Building Ethnology’: Romania
Vintila Mihailescu

Chapter 18. The Past, Present and Uncertain Future of Georgian Ethnography
Nana Meladze

Chapter 19. In Search of a New Academic Profile: Teaching Anthropology in Contemporary Russia
Dmitri M. Bondarenko and Andrey V. Korotayev

Notes on the Contributors
General Index
Index of Names

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