For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Beginnings of the Anthropology of Work: Nineteenth-Century Social Scientists and their Influence on Ethnography"

by Spittler, G (2010)


When we hear of the'anthropology of work', most of us think first of nonindustrial, non- capitalist work, as it was and is studied by social anthropologists. According to this pattern, the recently published International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences includes four articles on work, devoted to the historical, sociological and anthropological aspects. I wrote the anthropological article, which basically refers to the anthropological study of non-industrial work. 1 For many years now an anthropological research group at …


Anthropology, Anthropology Of Work, Behavioural Science, Social Anthropology, Ethnography



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