Contemporary anthropology has changed drastically in the new millennium, expanding beyond the anachronistic study of "primitive" societies to confront the burning social, economic, and political challenges of the day.this book covers such important topics as race and tolerance, health and well-being, food security, reconciliation and public justice, global terror and militarism, and digital media. It also presents in-depth case studies which offer an opportunity to evaluate the pros and cons of engine in public issues, while profiles of selected anthropologists keep this study rooted in the history of the discipline.
Edward Hedican is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Guelph, where he has taught for over thirty years. He has conducted extensive field work among the Anishenabe of northern Ontario and among farmers in Donegal, Ireland. He has a special interest in Indigenous studies, historical anthropology and public issues anthropology and has previously published 6 books in these fields. Currently, he is writing a book on the Irish in Ontario after the Great Famine.