Indeed, one can reverse the perspective by saying that European ethnologies have been "at home" for longer than the British social anthropology; social anthropologists
only recently "came home" to where ethnologists have always been (comp.
New Zealand Association of Social Anthropologists
Nine papers on technologies, images, and bodies were selected for this volume from presentations to the Fifth Decennial Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists
of the UK and Commonwealth, held in Manchester in July 2003, which pivoted on the theme of Anthropology and Science.
and related social scientists examine some examples of how the conception of the human body changes in the context of new types of transactions that focus on elements of the corporeal.
Armbruster (German and transnational studies, U.
, some with and some without formal training in economics, explore the interaction between social and economic factors in a variety of peasant societies.
Bringing together contributions from urban planners, geographers, demographers, social anthropologists
, economists, and political scientists, Shaw (Regional Development Group, Indian Institute of Management, India) presents a multidisciplinary collection examining contemporary urban change in India.
Some of the essays were based on those presented at a panel entitled "Exhibition Experiments: Technologies and Cultures of Display" at the Anthropology and Science conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists
held in Manchester in 2003.
A recurring concern is the basic assumptions that social anthropologists
carry to their work.
Among the contributors are social anthropologists
who have studied the role of religion in shaping contemporary small-scale societies and Middle Eastern ethnic groups.
Economists, development researchers, and social anthropologists
, almost all from northern Europe, focus on the impact of foreign aid and its ability to reduce poverty in recipient countries.
To this point, social anthropologist
Thomas Hylland Eriksen points out that "while some speak of cosmopolitans as individuals who are open to diversity and tolerant of difference, or .