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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. 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. Key practice sectors such as freelancing, managing a consulting firm, and working for government,…mehr

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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. 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. 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.
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
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 432
  • Erscheinungstermin: 22. März 2013
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 244mm x 170mm x 23mm
  • Gewicht: 741g
  • ISBN-13: 9780470674598
  • ISBN-10: 0470674598
  • Artikelnr.: 36397384
Autorenporträt
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.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface I. Introduction 1. Introduction to Practice Riall W. Nolan II. The Practitioner Career Arc 2. Professional Training and Preparation Terry Redding 3. Making the Transition from the Academy to Practice: Lessons Learned Mary Odell Butler 4. Job Hunting: Searching for a Job in the 21st Century Judy Tso 5. Job Success 101: A Quick Graduate Course Cathleen Crain and Nathaniel Tashima 6. Careers in Practice: It's Not The Academy Susan Squires 7. Stress and Failure in Practice Work Riall W. Nolan III. Practitioner Bases 8. Doing Anthropology
Full Tilt, Full Time Gordon Bronitsky 9. Working As an Independent Consultant in a Business of One Judy Tso 10. How to be a Self
Supporting Anthropologist Grant McCracken 11. The Flight of a Firebird: Becoming a Practicing Disaster Anthropologist Susanna M. Hoffman 12. Engaging the Unknown, Outlining the Future: An Anthropologically
Based Consulting Firm Cathleen Crain and Nathaniel Tashima 13. NON
Government Organizations Adam Koons 14. Multilateral Governmental Organizations William L. Partridge 15. Tools for Gauging Success in the Corporate Sector: A Case for Personal Metrics as a Practitioner Tracy Meerwarth Pester 16. Working for the Government Shirley J. Fiske 17. Anthropologists Working in Higher Education Dennis Wiedman IV. Domains of Practice 18. Methods and Approaches Mary Odell Butler 19. Practitioners Working in Health Suzanne Heurtin
Roberts and Martha Hare 20. International Development Marie Clarke 21. Military and Security Kerry B. Fosher and Frank J. Tortorello, Jr. 22. Anthropologists at Work in Advertising and Marketing Timothy de Waal Malefyt 23. Anthropology in Design and Product Development Crysta Metcalf 24. Environment and Resources Robert Winthrop 25. Practitioners in Humanitarian Assistance: Saving the World, One Disaster at a Time Adam Koons V. Key Issues 26. Ethics and Practicing Anthropology
Pragmatic, Practical, and Principled: A Case Study Lenora Bohren and Linda Whiteford 27. The Academy / Practitioner Relationship: A Vision for Anthropology Linda A. Bennett and Shirley J. Fiske 28. Professional Communication Nathaniel Tashima and Cathleen Crain 29. Working on Cross
Disciplinary Teams Mari H. Clarke 30. With a Little Help from My Friends: Professional Networking for Practitioners Paula Chambers 31. Drug resistance and biosocial analysis in practice: Case Studies and Lessons from Siberia and South Africa Amy S. Porter and Paul E. Farmer 32. Getting Fit for Practice: High Performing Applied Programs Elizabeth K. Briody and Riall W. Nolan VI. Conclusion 33. The Future of Practice: Anthropology and the Grand Challenges Riall W. Nolan