British Subjects: An Anthropology of Britain by Nigel Rapport

By Nigel Rapport

The anthropology of england is hotly debated. What does it suggest to dwell in Britain and to be 'British', and is an anthropology of england even a sound venture? British matters provides a forthright voice during this debate. Key anthropological issues resembling group, rationality, aesthetics, the physique, energy, paintings and relaxation, nationalism and transnationalism are came upon mirrored within the lives of a variety of British 'subjects'--from farmers to dancers, kids to retired miners, new-agers to marketers. In disputing conventional claims that anthropology 'at domestic' and 'of one's personal' is misconceived, pointless or unperceptive, this publication sincerely establishes that an anthropology of england can set first-class criteria of refined ethnography and complicated research. supplying a nuanced appreciation of the intricacies of British society, this e-book exhibits how the anthropological research of england can supply an enlightening paradigm for the learn of person lives.

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