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Author Daubenmier, Judith M.

Title The Meskwaki and anthropologists : Action Anthropology reconsidered / Judith M. Daubenmier
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 416 pages)
Series Critical studies in the history of anthropology series
Critical studies in the history of anthropology.
Contents Making the modern Meskwaki Nation -- Sol Tax and the value of anthropology -- "Science has to stop somewhere" -- Action Anthropology and the values question -- 1954--Project Nadir and rebound -- Fruits of Action Anthropology
Summary The Meskwaki and Anthropologists illuminates how the University of Chicago's innovative Action Anthropology program of ethnographic fieldwork affected the Meskwaki Indians of Iowa. From 1948 to 1958, the Meskwaki community near Tama, Iowa, became effectively a testing ground for a new method of practicing anthropology proposed by anthropologists and graduate students at the University of Chicago in response to pressure from the Meskwaki. Action Anthropology, as the program was called, attempted to more evenly distribute the benefits of anthropology by way of anthropologists helping the Native
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-403) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Action Anthropology (Program) -- Influence.
Ethnology -- Fieldwork -- Iowa -- History -- 20th century.
Fox Indians -- Iowa -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803218745 (electronic bk.)
9780803218741 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)