Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology

Experiments in Holism : Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropologypresents a series of essays from leading anthropologists that critically reexamine the relevance of holism as a foundational tenet of anthropology, and its theoretical and methodological potential in today's world. * Represents the first volume to consider the modern role of holism as a central anthropological concern across a wide range of anthropological traditions * Critically examines the past and present predicament of holism and its potential for the renewal of future practice * Features contributions from leading anthropologists which discuss how anthropology should be re-designed in the context of a changing world * Challenges many of contemporary anthropology's central methods, theory, and functions