Anthropology in the context that produced it


This paper evaluates a definition of anthropology at home formulated by Marilyn Strathern in her book contribution ‘The Limits of Auto-Anthropology’. According to the definition, anthropology at home is anthropology carried out in the social context that produced this discipline. I argue that this is not an adequate definition of anthropology at home.

Keywords: Marilyn Strathern, anthropology at home, auto-anthropology, social context, essential premises, self-knowledge

[Full Article PDF]