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Andreas Roepstorff

Neuroanthropology or simply Anthropology? Going experimental as method, as object of study, and as research aesthetic

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Neuroanthropology is a new kid on the academic block. It seems to offer a
methodological and conceptual synthesis, which bridges current fault lines within
anthropology, both as discipline and as departments. We are not convinced that it
will deliver on these grounds. However, it has the potential to open up novel ways
to do and think ‘experimental anthropology’, as a method, as an object of study and as a research aesthetic. This approach, we argue, is probably not neuroanthropological – it may simply be anthropological.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnthropological Theory
Pages (from-to)101-111
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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