Toward Engaged Anthropology Sam Beck

ISBN: 9781306690072

Published: January 1st 2013

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178 pages


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Toward Engaged Anthropology  by  Sam Beck

Toward Engaged Anthropology by Sam Beck
January 1st 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 178 pages | ISBN: 9781306690072 | 5.29 Mb

By working with underserved communities, anthropologists may play a larger role in democratizing society. The growth of disparities challenges anthropology to be used for social justice. This engaged stance moves the application of anthropologicalMoreBy working with underserved communities, anthropologists may play a larger role in democratizing society. The growth of disparities challenges anthropology to be used for social justice. This engaged stance moves the application of anthropological theory, methods, and practice toward action and activism.

However, this engagement also moves anthropologists away from traditional roles of observation toward participatory roles that become increasingly involved with those communities or social groupings being studied. The chapters in this book suggest the roles anthropologists are able to play to bring us closer to a public anthropology characterized as engagement.



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