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Fredrik Barth is likely one of the towering figures of twentieth-century anthropology. This highbrow historical past lines the advance of Barth’s principles and explores the substance of his contributions. In an obtainable variety, Thomas Eriksen’s biographical research finds the magic of ethnography to specialist anthropologists and non-practitioners alike.

Exploring his six decade profession, it follows Barth from early ecological experiences in Pakistan, to political experiences in Iran, to groundbreaking fieldwork in Norway, New Guinea, Bali and Bhutan. Eriksen argues that Barth's voracious urge for food for fieldwork holds the main to realizing his striking highbrow improvement and the insights it produced. The e-book increases the various related questions that emerge from Barth's personal paintings - of cohesion and variety, of tradition and relativism, of paintings and science.

Thomas Eriksen is himself a big contributor to the research of anthropology, in addition to a individual educator, and is consequently preferably positioned to introduce the lifestyles and paintings of Fredrik Barth. this would definitely be the definitive booklet on its topic for a few years to come.

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