Inspired by the work of world-renowned anthropologist Marilyn Strathern, this collection of essays features contributions from a range of internationally recognized scholars including Strathern herself which examine a range of methodologies and approaches to the anthropology of knowledge.
The book investigates the production of knowledge through a variety of themes, centered on the question of the researcher's obligations and the requirements of knowledge. These range from the obligation to connect with local culture and existing anthropological knowledge, to the need to draw conclusions and circulate what has been learned.
Taking up themes that are relevant for anthropology as a whole particularly the topic of knowledge and the ethics of knowing others, as well as the notion of the local in a global world "Knowledge and Ethics in Anthropology" is key reading for students and scholars alike. A thorough introduction to the key concepts and terms used in Strathern's work is provided, making this a fantastic resource for anyone encountering her work for the first time."