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Careers in 21st Century Applied Anthropology: Perspectives from Academics and Practitioners

Careers in 21st Century Applied Anthropology: Perspectives from Academics and Practitioners

Carla Guerron-Montero (Volume Editor), Satish Kedia (General Editor), Tim Wallace (General Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-19015-2

Jul 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

220 pages

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$33.95

Description

The NAPA Bulletin series is dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods. NAPA Bulletins are peer reviewed, and are distributed free of charge as a benefit of NAPA membership. The NAPA Bulletin seeks to:
  • facilitate the sharing of information among practitioners, academics, and students
  • be a useful document for practitioners
  • contribute to the professional development of anthropologists seeking practitioner positions
  • support the general interests of practitioners both within and outside the academy
Part I: Introduction.

1. Introduction: Preparing Anthropologists for the 21st Century (Carla Guerrón-Montero).

2. Recent Changes and Trends in the Practice of Applied Anthropology (Satish Kedia).

Part II: Graduate School in Applied Anthropology.

3. Mastering the Art of the M.A. Program and Beyond (Terry Redding).

4. Small Fish in a Big Pond: An Applied Anthropologist in Natural Resource Management (Jennifer Gilden).

Part III: Advice from the Academy.

5. Practicing Anthropology from within the Academy: Combining Careers (Philip D. Young).

6. Moving Past Public Anthropology and Doing Collaborative Research (Luke Eric Lassiter).

7. Collaboration, Cooperation, and Working Together: Anthropologists Creating a Space for Research and Academic Partnerships (Geraldine Moreno-Black and Pissamai Homchampa).

8. Learning Applied Anthropology in Field Schools: Lessons from Bosnia and Romania (Peter W. Van Arsdale).

Part IV: Advice from Practicing Anthropologists.

9. Working for the Federal Government: Anthropology Careers (Shirley J. Fiske).

10. Applied Anthropology and Executive Leadership (Barbara Pillsbury.)

11. Creating Your Own Consulting Business (Carla N. Littlefield and Emilia González-Clements).

12. Using Anthropology Overseas (Riall W. Nolan).

13. Becoming an International Consultant (Gisele Maynard-Tucker).

Part V: Further Resources.

14. Further Resources for Careers in Applied Anthropology (Scarlett Shaffer).

15. Biosketches of Authors.


  • Facilitates the sharing of information among practitioners, academics, and students
  • Useful document for practitioners
  • Contributes to the professional development of anthropologists seeking practitioner positions
  • Supports the general interests of practitioners both within and outside the academy