Anthropology Seminar Series 2023 | Whither Anthropology?: The Past and Future of a Dicey Discipline | Bruce M. Knauft
Anthropology Seminar Series:
Whither Anthropology?: The Past and Future of a Dicey Discipline
Speaker: Bruce M. Knauft, Emory University
Host: Dr Ryan Schram
A02, Room 441 and Zoom: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/89591372620
In this presentation, Prof. Knauft will attempt to schematically review the entire history of modern academic anthropology from the 1830s through the present – with strong prognostications for the future. At issue are the rise and decline of Anthropology in various forms and guises and where the field is moving as we approach the mid-21st century.
Bruce Knauft is Samuel C. Dobbs Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, USA. Author of some nine books and collections and many journal articles and chapters, he is a general theorist of Anthropology with focus on issues of power and representation across multiple fronts. Dr. Knauft conducted primary ethnography among the Gebusi people of Papua New Guinea’s Western Province and has continued working with them through 2017. His engaged anthropology and project work has included areas of west and east Africa, southeast Asia, and the Altai-Himalayas. His previous works relevant to the current presentation include a special issue of TAJA on Dark Anthropology and the Anthropology of the Good (2019).
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