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Public anthropology in a borderless world

Author: Sam Beck
Publisher: New York, NY [u.a.] : Berghahn Books, 2015.
Series: Studies in public and applied anthropology, 8.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : 1. publ

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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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Beck
ISBN: 9781782387305 1782387307 9781782387312 1782387315
OCLC Number: 930067391
Accession No: (DE-604)BV042926626
Description: 1 online resource (VI, 400 S. :) Ill.
Contents: List of Illustrations Introduction Carl A. Maida and Sam Beck Chapter 1. Community-Based Research Organizations: Co-constructing Public Knowledge and Bridging Knowledge/Action Communities through Participatory Action Research Jean J. Schensul Chapter 2. Crossing the Line: Participatory Action Research in a Museum Setting Alaka Wali and Madeleine Tudor Chapter 3. Monitoring the Commons: Giving "Voice" to Environmental Justice in Pacoima Carl A. Maida Chapter 4. Political-Ethical Dilemmas Participant Observed Josiah McC. Heyman Chapter 5. Public Anthropology and Structural Engagement: Making Ameliorating Social Inequality Our Primary Agenda Merrill Singer Chapter 6. Public Anthropology and the Transformation of Anthropological Research Louise Lamphere Chapter 7. Public Anthropology and Its Reception Judith Goode Chapter 8. Anthropology for Whom? Challenges and Prospects of Activist Scholarship Angela Stuesse Chapter 9. "We Are Plumbers of Democracy": A Study of Aspirations to Inclusive Public Dialogues in Mexico and Its Repercussions Raul Acosta Chapter 10. What Everybody Should Know about Nature-Culture: Anthropology in the Public Sphere and "The Two Cultures" Thomas Hylland Eriksen Chapter 11. Reimagining the Fragmented City/Citizen: Young People and Public Action in Rio de Janeiro Udi Mandel Butler Chapter 12. Urban Transitions: Graffiti Transformations Sam Beck Chapter 13. Recreating Community: New Housing for Amui Djor Residents Tony Asare, Erika Mamley Osae, and Deborah Pellow Notes on Contributors
Series Title: Studies in public and applied anthropology, 8.
Responsibility: edited by Sam Beck and Carl A. Maida.


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