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On shifting ground: Changing formulations of place in anthropology

Ward, Sally


This article explores the ways in which anthropologists have formulated 'place'. In recent years, place and its companion concept 'home' have become themes conceived in terms of fluidity, unboundedness and multiplicity. These formulations are most apparent in that body of literature concerned with people who move between geographical and cultural worlds. The nature of recent conceptions I argue, is a necessary adaptation if anthropologists are to capture meaning in a world of increasing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The


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