A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology by Riall Nolan

By Riall Nolan

An crucial career-planning source, A instruction manual of practising Anthropology offers a entire account of latest anthropological perform written essentially through anthropological practitioners

  • Engagingly written  and instructive bills  of perform by means of anthropological pros operating in organizations, governmental, entrepreneurial, and academic settings
  • Provides crucial information on utilising anthropological ideas at the task: what works good and what needs to be learned
  • Emphasizes the worth of collaboration, teamwork, and non-stop studying as key components to luck in non-academic careers
  • Highlights the variety of profitable occupation strategies for practitioners , describes  major sectors task, and discusses key concerns, issues, and controversies within the field
  • Chapters research key perform sectors resembling freelancing, coping with a consulting company, operating for presidency, non-profits, and firms, and the domain names of overall healthiness, undefined, schooling, overseas improvement, and the military

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A finding repeated over and over was the importance – and the value – of teamwork in the practice of anthropology. This is a significant break from the “lone wolf ” orientation common in tenure track or tenured academic jobs. The reward systems in academia and outside are set up differently. Universities sometimes discourage teamwork with tenure policies like giving less than full “credit” to co-authored articles or requiring the publication of books for tenure. Outside of the academy, the criterion for success is effective project work that pleases clients and passes scientific muster.

Still this anthropology occurs in a field that must – like all field sites – be researched and understood before we can navigate it successfully. All of us, whether at the beginning of our careers or later, experienced the same push to adapt to new environments, often with little help from our graduate schools. This is true even for many of those students – now found everywhere – who make practice a career goal and pursue it from early in their studies. I wanted the story in this chapter to be broader than my own experience.

Everything changed in 1984 when I was denied tenure. There were a lot of reasons for this which no longer matter. Suffice it to say that I found myself on the streets, an unemployed assistant professor of anthropology. And that was all I was. In my 15 years in anthropology till then, I had never given a single thought to the possibility of this kind of situation – anxiety yes, but not much thought. Nor had any of my colleagues in the department. When word came that I had ultimately been denied tenure, my friends avoided me as if afraid of some kind of ritual pollution.

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