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Anthropologists in a Wider World: Essays on Field Research

edited by Paul Dresch, Wendy James and David Parkin
Format
Book
Published
New York : Berghahn Books, 2000.
Language
English
Series
Methodology and History in Anthropology
ISBN
1571817999 (acid-free paper), 1571818006 (pbk.)
Contents
  • Introduction: Fieldwork and the passage of time / Paul Dresch, Wendy James 1
  • 1. Indians and cowboys: two field experiences / Peter Riviere 27
  • 2. A view from afar: memories of New Guinea Highland warfare / Michael O'Hanlon 45
  • 3. Beyond the first encounter: transformations of 'the field' in North East Africa / Wendy James 69
  • 4. Templates, evocations and the long-term fieldworker / David Parkin 91
  • 5. Wilderness of mirrors: truth and vulnerability in Middle Eastern fieldwork / Paul Dresch 109
  • 6. Serendipity: reflections on fieldwork in China / Frank Pieke 129
  • 7. Fieldwork and reflexivity: thoughts from the anthropology of Japan / Roger Goodman 151
  • 8. Recollections of life crisis: distancing the personal / Louella Matsunaga 167
  • 9. Views of Jain history / Marcus Banks 187
  • 10. Ethnomusicologist in the wilderness / Helene La Rue 205
  • 11. Trying to get there: approaches to Indonesia / R.H. Barnes 229
  • 12. Field and the desk: choices and linkages / N.J. Allen 243
  • Epilogue: Fieldwork unfolding / David Parkin 259.
Description
xiv, 310 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Notes
  • "The present volume owes its origin to an 'away day' seminar held in September, 1997, by staff at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford"--Acknowledgements.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-294) and index.
Series Statement
Methodology and history in anthropology v. 7
Technical Details
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