On the future of anthropology: a holistic, contemporary, and critical view

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Xin giới thiệu với các thành viên YVA một luận văn rất thú vị của Alexis Victoria Altounian với tiêu đề: On the future of anthropology: a holistic, contemporary, and critical view. Trong luận văn này, tác giả thảo luận, khám phá và đánh giá các phương diện cũng như vai trò của Nhân học đương thời, sự phát triển và xu hướng trong tương lai. Bài nghiên cứu này cung cấp rất nhiều thông tin thú vị về Nhân học và các mảng nghiên cứu liên quan đến Nhân học ngày nay.
Abstract:
The primary purpose of this thesis is to discuss, explore, and critically examine the direction(s) and role(s) of contemporary anthropology, its growth, and its future trends as they support the continuation of the holistic discipline in the 21st century. Although subfield specialization can be vital to pursuing unique issues of anthropological scope, a possible result may be continuing fragmentation and increasing specialization which could have dramatic consequences. 
Although subfield specialization can be vital to pursuing unique issues of anthropological scope, a possible result may be continuing fragmentation and increasing specialization which could have dramatic consequences. If anthropology’s roles are not clearly defined
in the 21st century, anthropology runs the risk of becoming irrelevant, being pushed aside by other disciplines, or of making itself obsolete. In this thesis I argue that anthropology will remain relevant and continue its holistic perspective by addressing four factors: (1) encouraging cross-subfield engagement and communication; encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration; (2) increasing application of anthropological methods and research outside of the traditional realm of anthropology into other fields; (3) increasing employment opportunities; and (4) adopting an introspective perspective that focuses on redefining or broadening of the function of anthropology in the contemporary world, as well as allowing anthropologists to internalize much needed leadership roles.
Additionally, I consider quantitative data on the growth of the field, leadership,and ethics in the discipline and their importance in professionalism and research, as well as the impact of technology in contemporary and future anthropology.
 
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