A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology
An essential career-planning resource, A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology presents a comprehensive account of contemporary anthropological practice written primarily by anthropological practitioners
Engagingly written and instructive accounts of practice by anthropological professionals working in corporations, governmental, entrepreneurial, and educational settings
Provides essential guidance on applying anthropological principles on the job: what works well and what must be learned
Emphasizes the value of collaboration, teamwork, and continuous learning as key elements to success in non-academic careers
Highlights the range of successful career options for practitioners , describes significant sectors of professional activity, and discusses key issues, concerns, and controversies in the field
Chapters examine key practice sectors such as freelancing, managing a consulting firm, working for government, non-profits, and corporations, and the domains of health, industry, education, international development, and the military
Riall W. Nolan is Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University. He worked overseas for nearly twenty years as a practicing anthropologist, in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, mainly in international development. He writes and consults on issues of international development, international education, cross-cultural adaptation, and practicing anthropology.