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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
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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
(OCoLC)959875445
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.

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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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