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Engaged Observer: Anthropology, Advocacy and Activism

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Anthropology has long been associated with an ethos of “engagement.” The field’s core methods and practices involve long-term interpersonal contact between researchers and their study participants, giving major research topics in the field a distinctively human face. Can research findings be authentic and objective? Are anthropologists able to use their data to aid the par ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 4th 2006 by Rutgers University Press (first published 2006)
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This book is filled with the heart breaking realities people face across the globe. However, it does not only contain the stories of victims, but also has an account of the other side(those who inflict violence). Insightful, passionate, and inspiring. This book really shows how ethnographies can bring forth the denied and unrecorded history which can change resistance, political agency, and perhaps public policy.
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