CONTRARIAN ANTHROPOLOGY with Laura Nader

CONTRARIAN ANTHROPOLOGY: The Unwritten Rules of Academia 

with Laura Nader

Analyzing the workings of boundary maintenance in the areas of anthropology, energy, gender, and law, Nader contrasts dominant trends in academia with work that pushes the boundaries of acceptable methods and theories. Although the selections illustrate the history of one anthropologist’s work over half a century, the wider intent is to label a field as contrarian to reveal unwritten rules that sometimes hinder transformative thinking and to stimulate boundary crossing in others.

Laura Nader is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her current work focuses on how central dogmas are made and how they work. Her most recent publication is What the Rest Think of the West – Since 600 AD (University of California Press, 2015). In 1995, the Law and Society Association awarded her the Kalven Prize for distinguished research on law and society. Nader is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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$39.95
ISBN: 9781785337086
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Published: Berghahn Books - January 8th, 2018

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