To value or re-evaluate? On the anthropological perspective of a crisis

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Abstract

In his ode to New York City under lockdown, David Remnick was accurate in noting that ‘life now depends on our withdrawal from life’ (2020: 5). But this ethos presents an acute challenge to anthropology since it is proximity to (rather than withdrawal from) the data, subject and field that epitomises the value of anthropological knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSocial Anthropology
Volume28
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)355-356
Number of pages2
ISSN0964-0282
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

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