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The Resource Engaged anthropology : politics beyond the text, Stuart Kirsch

Engaged anthropology : politics beyond the text, Stuart Kirsch

Label
Engaged anthropology : politics beyond the text
Title
Engaged anthropology
Title remainder
politics beyond the text
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Kirsch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Does anthropology have more to offer than just its texts? In this timely and remarkable new book, Stuart Kirsch shows how anthropology can--and why it should--become more engaged with the problems of the world. Engaged Anthropology draws on the author's experiences working with indigenous peoples fighting for their environment, land rights, and political sovereignty. Including both short interventions and collaborations spanning decades, it recounts interactions with lawyers and courts, nongovernmental organizations, scientific experts, and transnational corporations. This unflinchingly honest account addresses the unexamined "backstage" of engaged anthropology. Coming at a time when some question the viability of the discipline, the message of this powerful and original work is especially welcome, as it not only promotes a new way of doing anthropology, but also compellingly articulates a new rationale for why anthropology matters."--
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Kirsch, Stuart
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Public anthropology
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Mineral industries
Label
Engaged anthropology : politics beyond the text, Stuart Kirsch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- How political commitments influence research -- When contributions are elusive -- The search for alternative outcomes -- When the intervention fails, does the research still matter? -- How analysis of local contexts can have global significance -- The risks of intervention -- Dilemmas of an expert witness -- Conclusion
Control code
on1005684486
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 306 pages
Isbn
9780520297951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005684486
Label
Engaged anthropology : politics beyond the text, Stuart Kirsch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- How political commitments influence research -- When contributions are elusive -- The search for alternative outcomes -- When the intervention fails, does the research still matter? -- How analysis of local contexts can have global significance -- The risks of intervention -- Dilemmas of an expert witness -- Conclusion
Control code
on1005684486
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 306 pages
Isbn
9780520297951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005684486

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