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Public anthropology in a borderless world

Author: Sam Beck; Carl A Maida
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, [2017] ©2017
Series: Studies in public and applied anthropology, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
Anthropologists have acted as experts and educators on the nature and ways of life of people worldwide, working to understand the human condition in broad comparative perspective. As a discipline, anthropology has often advocated - and even defended - the cultural integrity, authenticity, and autonomy of societies across the globe. Public anthropology today carries out the discipline's original purpose, grounding  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Public anthropology in a borderless world
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Beck; Carl A Maida
ISBN: 9781782387312 1782387315
OCLC Number: 1078651521
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 400 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Community-based research organizations: co-constructing public knowledge and bridging knowledge/action communities through participatory action research / Jean J. Schensul --
Crossing the Line: Participatory Action research in a Museum Setting / Alaka Wali and Madeleine Tudor --
Monitoring the Commons: Giving "Voice" to Environmental Justice in Pacoima / Carl A. Madia --
Political-Ethical Dilemmas Participant Observed / Josiah McC. Heyman --
Public Anthropology and Structural Engagement: Making Ameliorating Social Inequality Our Primary Agenda / Merrill Singer --
Public Anthropology and the Transformation of Anthropological Research / Louise Lamphere --
Public Anthropology and Its Reception / Judith Goode --
Anthropology for Whom? Challenges and prospects of Activist Scholarship / Angela Stuesse --
"We Are Plumbers of Democracy": A Study of Aspirations to Inclusive Public Dialogues in Mexico and Its Repercussions / Raul Acosta --
What Everybody Should Know About Nature-Culture: Anthropology in the Public Sphere and "The Two Cultures" / Thomas Hylland Eriksen --
Reimagining the Fragmented City/Citizen: Young People and Public Action in Rio de Janerio / Udi Mandel Butler --
Urban Transitions: Graffiti Transformations / Sam Beck --
Recreating Community: New Housing for Amui Djor Residents / Tony Asare, Erika Mamley Osae, and Deborah Pellow.
Series Title: Studies in public and applied anthropology, v. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Sam Beck and Carl A. Maida.


Today anthropologists carry out the discipline's original purpose of understanding and advocating for cultural integrity of societies across the globe. Public anthropology, likewise, is an important  Read more...


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"[This] collection fruitfully examines how the turn to public engagement is transforming the discipline, leading anthropologists to reconsider the researcher's subject position and to use new Read more...

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