The Practice of Anthropology in Great Britain


  • Sarah Pink


British applied anthropology has emerged from the difficult relationship with academic anthropology that characterized its trajectory during the last century. It is flourishing in the 21st century supported by the leading anthropological associations of the UK along with new practicing organizations. This chapter examines how applied anthropology in Great Britain has both developed as a response to and is being used to intervene in an increasingly globalised world. It will also discuss several examples of current anthropological work in public and private sectors as a response to global changes taking place in the country.