A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology

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A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology

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An essential career-planning resource, A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology presents a comprehensive account of contemporary anthropological practice written primarily by anthropological practitioners

  • Engagingly written  and instructive accounts  of practice by anthropological professionals working in corporations, governmental, entrepreneurial, and educational settings
  • Provides essential guidance on applying anthropological principles on the job: what works well and what must be learned
  • Emphasizes the value of collaboration, teamwork, and continuous learning as key elements to success in non-academic careers
  • Highlights the range of successful career options for practitioners , describes  significant sectors of professional activity, and discusses key issues, concerns, and controversies in the field
  • Chapters examine key practice sectors such as freelancing, managing a consulting firm, working for government, non-profits, and corporations, and the domains of health, industry, education, international development, and the military

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A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology presents a comprehensive account of contemporary, collaborative anthropological practice written primarily by non-academic anthropologist practitioners. The diverse range of topics includes professional training and preparation, job-hunting, professional development, career planning, ethics, teamwork, and other important aspects of anthropological practice beyond the confines of academia. Key practice sectors such as freelancing, managing a consulting firm, and working for government, non-profits, and corporations are also examined. Additional chapters address work in the domains of health, industry, education, international development, and the military. A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology is an essential resource for anyone contemplating a career path outside of the academy and wishing to apply anthropological principles to their work in a wide range of professional settings.

About the Author:

Riall W. Nolan is Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University. He worked overseas for nearly twenty years as a practicing anthropologist, in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, mainly in international development. He writes and consults on issues of international development, international education, cross-cultural adaptation, and practicing anthropology.

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