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Toward engaged anthropology

Author: Sam Beck
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By working with underserved communities, anthropologists may play a larger role in democratizing society. The growth of disparities challenges anthropology to be used for social justice. This engaged  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Beck
ISBN: 9780857459107 0857459104
OCLC Number: 811602415
Description: 172 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Toward engaged public anthropology / Sam Beck and Carl A. Maida --
Expert and lay knowledge in Pacoima : public anthropology and essential tension in community-based participatory action research / Carl A. Maida --
Norwegian anthropologists study minorities at home : political and academic agendas / Thomas Hylland-Eriksen --
Dow Chemical's knowledge factories : action anthropology against Michigan's company town culture / Brian McKenna --
Producing knowledge for public use : new challenges in the U.S. Academy / Judith Goode --
Notes on a dialogical anthropology / Udi Mandel Butler --
Mapping solidarity : how public anthropology provides guidelines for advocacy networks / Raúl Acosta --
Lessons from Vicos / Billie Jean Isbell.
Responsibility: edited by Sam Beck, Carl A. Maida.

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