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By Jan van Bremen,Akitoshi Shimizu

ISBN-10: 0415759897

ISBN-13: 9780415759892

ISBN-10: 0700706046

ISBN-13: 9780700706044

For a time it was once nearly a cliche to claim that anthropology was once a handmaiden of colonialism - during which was once frequently intended 'Western' colonialism. And this insinuation used to be assumed to in some way weaken the theoretical claims of anthropology and its fieldwork achievements.
What this assortment demonstrates is that colonialism was once not just a Western phenomenon, yet 'Eastern' besides. And that eastern or chinese language anthropologists have been additionally engaged in learning topic peoples.
But anyplace they have been and whoever they have been anthropologists continuously had a fancy and troublesome dating with the colonial country. The latter observed a few anthropologists' sympathy for 'the natives' as a probability, whereas nevertheless anthropological wisdom was once used for the learning of colonial officials.
The effect of the colonial state of affairs at the formation of anthropological theories is a vital if now not simply spoke back query, and the comparability of studies in Asia provided during this ebook extra is helping to light up this complicated relationship.

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