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Chronicling cultures : long-term field research in anthropology

Author: Robert V Kemper; Anya Peterson Royce
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Chronicling Cultures collects articles from principals of many of the longest and best-known anthropology projects from four continents. These projects have brought a new understanding of change and persistence in communities over time. They have forced researchers to develop methods of involving local communities in research, of using data over generations of scholars, and of resolving ethical issues of research  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert V Kemper; Anya Peterson Royce
ISBN: 0759101930 9780759101937 0759101949 9780759101944
OCLC Number: 48032655
Description: xxxviii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Long-term field research: metaphors, paradigms, and themes / Anya Peterson Royce, Robert V. Kemper --
Learning to see, learning to listen: thirty-five years of fieldwork with the Isthmus Zapotec / Anya Peterson Royce --
Katutura and Namibia: the people, the place, and the fieldwork / Wade Pendleton --
Mysore villages revisited / T. Scarlett Epstein --
Collaborative long-term ethnography and longitudinal social analysis of a nomadic clan in southeastern Turkey / Ulla C. Johansen, Douglas R. White --
The long-term study among the Navaho / Louise Lamphere --
The Harvard Chiapas Project: 1957-2000 / Evon Z. Vogt --
Local cultures and global systems: the Ju/'hoansi-!Kung and their ethnographers fifty years on / Richard B. Lee, Megan Biesele --
Long-term research in Gwembe Valley, Zambia / Thayer Scudder, Elizabeth Colson --
Multigenerations and multidisciplines: inheriting fifty years of Gwembe Tonga research / Lisa Cliggett --
A half century of field research in Tzintzuntzan, Mexico: a personal view / George M. Foster --
From student to steward: Tzintzuntzan as extended community / Robert V. Kemper --
Being the third generation in Tzintzuntzan / Peter S. Cahn.
Responsibility: edited by Robert V. Kemper and Anya Peterson Royce.


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