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An Anthropology of Intellectual Exchange
Interactions, Transactions and Ethics in Asia and Beyond
Edited by Jacob Copeman, Nicholas J. Long, Lam Minh Chau, Joanna Cook, and Magnus Marsden
Foreword by Sunil Amrith
Afterword by James Laidlaw
Full Text PDF | Full Text ePUB Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license with support from the Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Universidade, Galicia, in collaboration with the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
326 pages, 8 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80539-070-1 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (September 2023)
“This is an outstanding book … [which] provides an anthropological approach to the understanding and analysis of sociohistorical contexts which support intellectual exchanges in Asia. It is a uniquely engaging volume which not only brings together ethnographic insights from a variety of different geographical contexts but suggests novel methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of intellectual life.” • Filippo Osella, University of Sussex
“This is a bold and innovative book about the complex realities of living in a global age … It is both comprehensive in its breadth and precise in its ethnographic detail.” • Arkotong Longkumer, University of Edinburgh
Dialogues, encounters and interactions through which particular ways of knowing, understanding and thinking about the world are forged lie at the centre of anthropology. Such ‘intellectual exchange’ is also central to anthropologists’ own professional practice: from their interactions with research participants and modes of pedagogy to their engagements with each other and scholars from adjacent disciplines. This collection of essays explores how such processes might best be studied cross-culturally. Foregrounding the diverse interactions, ethical reasoning, and intellectual lives of people from across the continent of Asia, the volume develops an anthropology of intellectual exchange itself.
Jacob Copeman is Research Professor at University of Santiago de Compostela. He co-edited the volume Global Sceptical Publics: From Non-religious Print Media to ‘Digital Atheism’ (UCL Press, 2022) with Mascha Schulz.
Lam Minh Chau is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Social and Economic Anthropology at College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
Joanna Cook is a reader in Anthropology at University College London. Her most recent publication is Making a Mindful Nation: Mental Health and Governance in the 21st Century (Princeton University Press, 2023).
Nicholas J. Long is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Magnus Marsden is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex where he is also the Director of the Sussex Asia Centre.
Subject: Theory and MethodologyAnthropology (General)Cultural Studies (General)
An Anthropology of Intellectual Exchange Edited by Jacob Copeman, Nicholas J. Long, Lam Minh Chau, Joanna Cook, and Magnus Marsden is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from the Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Universidade, Galicia, in collaboration with the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
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OA ISBN: 978-1-80539-076-3
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