Anthropology in Motion: Encounters with Current Trajectories of Scholarship from Austria


Andre Gingrich (ed.)

u.a. mit Beiträgen von Ayse Caglar, Thomas Fillitz und Peter Schweitzer

Anthropology in Austria has come a long way, in terms of achieving diversity, growth and international visibility, since first emerging in Vienna, the capital of the former Habsburg Empire, and now of one of its main successor countries. This volume combines elements of critical self-reflection about that academic past with confidence in the intellectual currents presently in motion across the discipline.

As with the country's contributions to world literature and music, the trrajectory of social-cultural anthropology may be seen as a good example of the global relevance of research in Austria within the humanities and social sciences. This 'anthropology in motion' situates itself at the intersections between contemporary and historical research, but also often between the natural and the social sciences. It shows a commitment to conceptual and theoretical pluralism, but, equally importantly, a dedication to the maintenance and improvement of standards of methodological quality. Whether empirical research is focused on studies at home or abroad, the blending of renewed forms of ethnographic fieldwork with solid comparative analyses and archival research characterizes many of these ongoing advances.

2021. Sean Kingston Publishing
Published in association with the Royal Anthropological Institute
Hardback, ISBN 978-1-912385-32-4, £60.00 (GBP), $90.00 (USD)