Ethnographic Explorations of Intellectual Property Claims to Yoga: A Series of Unexpected Events [chapter]

2015 Applied Anthropology  
This collection brings together recent innovative work in applied and practicing anthropology. Organized around the central theme of unexpectedness, the volume gives consideration to some of the novel spaces, topics, and methods that anthropologists are involved with today. There is an emphasis on non-traditional fields and areas where the relevance and importance of anthropology has received little attention. A range of 'real life' examples offer insight into the authors' research and work, as
more » ... search and work, as well as providing practical professional advice. The detailed ethnographic case studies cover a variety of contemporary settings, mainly in the United States, from law and finance to education and health care. The contributors give simultaneous consideration to practical applications, theoretical reflections, and professional experiences. Students will gain a valuable understanding of the diverse areas and industries where anthropologists operate, as well as how anthropology is being used to address some of the pressing issues facing society today.
doi:10.4324/9781315690742-17 fatcat:kzltnjacyrf55o43bxklppbgau