Designing an Anthropology Career

Designing an Anthropology Career

Author: Sherylyn H. Briller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538143292

Category: Social Science

Page: 133

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Sherylyn Briller and Amy Goldmacher's Designing an Anthropology Career: Professional Development Exercises, Second Edition provides undergraduates, graduate students and career changers with the tools they need to identify their professional goals and follow through on them. Part I establishes a framework for how to design -- or update -- a career in anthropology or related fields. The authors discuss how social science is needed now more than ever and offer ideas for how to find employment in many different realms. Part II contains a series of professional development exercises to help workbook users articulate their personal and professional histories, special abilities and career goals. Each exercise includes an example from an anthropology student or professional anthropologist as a model for completion. Doing these customizable exercises will help people turn their love of anthropology and existing knowledge and skills into meaningful and lasting careers.

A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology

A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology

Author: Riall Nolan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118484340

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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An essential career-planning resource, A Handbook ofPracticing Anthropology presents a comprehensive account ofcontemporary anthropological practice written primarily byanthropological practitioners Engagingly written and instructive accounts ofpractice by anthropological professionals working in corporations,governmental, entrepreneurial, and educational settings Provides essential guidance on applying anthropologicalprinciples on the job: what works well and what must belearned Emphasizes the value of collaboration, teamwork, and continuouslearning as key elements to success in non-academic careers Highlights the range of successful career options forpractitioners , describes significant sectors of professionalactivity, and discusses key issues, concerns, and controversies inthe 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

The Anthropology Graduate's Guide

The Anthropology Graduate's Guide

Author: Carol J Ellick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315419190

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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Mom will ask, “What can you do with a degree in anthropology?” If you want the answer, then you need this book. Applied anthropologists Carol Ellick and Joe Watkins present a set of practical steps that will assist you through the transition from your career as a student into a career in a wide range of professions that an anthropology degree can be used. The stories, scenarios, and activities presented in this book are intended to assist you in learning how to plan for the next five years, write your letter of introduction, construct your resume, and best present the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in class to prospective employers. Ellick and Watkins’ step-by-step approach helps you create a portfolio that you will use time and time again as you build your career.

Applied Anthropology

Applied Anthropology

Author: Sheena Nahm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317428039

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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This collection brings together recent innovative work in applied and practicing anthropology. Organised around the theme of unexpectedness, it examines some of the novel spaces, topics, and methods that anthropologists are involved with. The volume emphasises non-traditional settings and demonstrates the important role of anthropology in addressing some of the pressing issues facing society today. The contributors offer detailed ethnographic examples from their own research and work that give students valuable insight and advice. Drawn mainly from the United States, the case studies illustrate the diverse arenas in which anthropologists operate, from law and finance to education and health care. Simultaneous consideration is given to practical applications, theoretical reflections, and professional experiences.

Employing Linguistics

Employing Linguistics

Author: Anna Marie Trester

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350137974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Using insights drawn from the experiences of professional linguists working in a range of domains, this book is an essential resource to help you recognize the value and relevance of your skills and training as a linguist in the job market. No matter where you are in your career – just starting a first job or reflecting back on 30 years – this book provides an interpretive frame for catalyzing momentum around what comes next. Encouraging you to approach your career with agency and curiosity, Anna Marie Trester details the myriad ways that linguists can contribute meaningfully to the world of work. Exploring the connections between linguistics as a field of study and a way of thinking, she details the ways in which the powerful observational and analytical skills and abilities cultivated by a background in linguistics can be employed in a diverse range of professional workspaces. With activities, exercises, and a review of career literature, Employing Linguistics helps you seek and create opportunities as you choose what challenges to focus on next.

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Author: H. Russell Bernard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759120723

Category: Social Science

Page: 785

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The Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology, now in its second edition, maintains a strong benchmark for understanding the scope of contemporary anthropological field methods. Avoiding divisive debates over science and humanism, the contributors draw upon both traditions to explore fieldwork in practice. The second edition also reflects major developments of the past decade, including: the rising prominence of mixed methods, the emergence of new technologies, and evolving views on ethnographic writing. Spanning the chain of research, from designing a project through methods of data collection and interpretive analysis, the Handbook features new chapters on ethnography of online communities, social survey research, and network and geospatial analysis. Considered discussion of ethics, epistemology, and the presentation of research results to diverse audiences round out the volume. The result is an essential guide for all scholars, professionals, and advanced students who employ fieldwork.

Design Anthropology

Design Anthropology

Author: Wendy Gunn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000189544

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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Design is a key site of cultural production and change in contemporary society. Anthropologists have been involved in design projects for several decades but only recently a new field of inquiry has emerged which aims to integrate the strengths of design thinking and anthropological research.This book is written by anthropologists who actively participate in the development of design anthropology. Comprising both cutting-edge explorations and theoretical reflections, it provides a much-needed introduction to the concepts, methods, practices and challenges of the new field. Design Anthropology moves from observation and interpretation to collaboration, intervention and co-creation. Its practitioners participate in multidisciplinary design teams working towards concrete solutions for problems that are sometimes ill-defined. The authors address the critical potential of design anthropology in a wide range of design activities across the globe and query the impact of design on the discipline of anthropology.This volume will appeal to new and experienced practitioners in the field as well as to students of anthropology, innovation, science and technology studies, and a wide range of design studies focusing on user participation, innovation, and collaborative research.

Careers in 21st Century Applied Anthropology

Careers in 21st Century Applied Anthropology

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444306927

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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The NAPA Bulletin series is dedicated to the practicalproblem-solving and policy applications of anthropologicalknowledge and methods. NAPA Bulletins are peer reviewed, andare distributed free of charge as a benefit of NAPA membership. TheNAPA Bulletin seeks to: facilitate the sharing of information among practitioners,academics, and students be a useful document for practitioners contribute to the professional development of anthropologistsseeking practitioner positions support the general interests of practitioners both within andoutside the academy

Interventions in Career Design and Education

Interventions in Career Design and Education

Author: Valérie Cohen-Scali

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319919683

Category: Education

Page: 340

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This book is the product of a series of reflections by career counseling and guidance specialists on a question central to society: "How can career and life design interventions contribute to fair and sustainable development and to the implementation of decent work all over the world? ". This question was formulated by Professor J. Guichard, the director of the UNESCO Chair in Lifelong Guidance and counseling at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. The researchers involved in this Chair’s activities proposed answers which form the chapters of this book. These reflections emphasize the need to focus on the study and implementation of certain central psychological processes which can enable individuals to face the main challenges of our society. The contributions also propose new avenues of intervention for career counseling and guidance. The entire book is the bedrock of a program of research and interventions to be implemented in order that the field of career counseling and guidance plays a key role for individuals who must design their lives in a rapidly changing, and ever more complex context. This book is therefore a major scientific contribution and marks a turning point for researchers and practitioners in career counseling and guidance, and for all professionals who support the self-construction of individuals in the 21st century. "The authors draw on a diverse range of disciplines and research traditions and offer readers a rich array of insights, helping them reflect on how career guidance can be mobilised to serve citizens in a world that is increasingly challenged by complex, seemingly intractable problems. A central, crosscutting concern is the ways in which career guidance can foster well-being by facilitating access to meaningful and fulfilling work in contexts that promote equity, social justice, and dignity for all. While engaging the micro-worlds of individuals, and throwing light on their valiant efforts to design a life that realises their hopes and aspirations, it is a commendable feature of many of these papers that they do not eschew the societal – indeed planetary – stage across which personal dramas are enacted.” Prof. Ronald G. Sultana, Director, Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research, University of Malta. "The primary strengths.....are the authors' capacity to provide forward thinking perspectives on the important issue of sustainable lifelong interventions and career design in its broadest sense. The volume offers depth in a way of thinking that is pertinent to the 21st century and provokes both an in interest in the further study of this domain as well as providing tools and references for novice and experienced researchers and professionals. The book is sure to become a major text in the field." Prof. Maurice Taylor, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, Canada

Handbook of Anthropology in Business

Handbook of Anthropology in Business

Author: Rita M Denny

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315427843

Category: Social Science

Page: 838

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In recent years announcements of the birth of business anthropology have ricocheted around the globe. The first major reference work on this field, the Handbook of Anthropology in Business is a creative production of more than 60 international scholar-practitioners working in universities and corporate settings from high tech to health care. Offering broad coverage of theory and practice around the world, chapters demonstrate the vibrant tensions and innovation that emerge in intersections between anthropology and business and between corporate worlds and the lives of individual scholar-practitioners. Breaking from standard attempts to define scholarly fields as products of fixed consensus, the authors reveal an evolving mosaic of engagement and innovation, offering a paradigm for understanding anthropology in business for years to come.

Using Anthropology in the World

Using Anthropology in the World

Author: Riall W. Nolan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351856928

Category: Education

Page: 231

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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- List of figures and tables -- Preface -- PART I The discipline -- 1 The discipline of anthropology -- 2 The world today and anthropology's place in it -- PART II Anthropological practice -- 3 What is anthropological practice? -- 4 The history of practice in anthropology -- 5 Anthropological practice today -- PART III Preparation -- 6 Why be a practitioner? -- 7 Getting prepared for practice -- 8 Managing graduate school -- 9 Core competencies - methods and theory -- 10 Core competencies - networking and practice experience -- PART IV Finding employment -- 11 Career planning for practitioners -- 12 Investigating employment opportunities -- 13 Identifying predominant capabilities -- 14 Securing employment -- PART V Career-building -- 15 Succeeding in the workplace -- 16 Navigating your career -- 17 The future of anthropological practice -- Notes on contributing practitioners -- Works cited -- Index.