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Title Anthropologists in a wider world : essays on field research / edited by Paul Dresch, Wendy James, and David Parks
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2000


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 W'PONDS  301.0723 Dre/Aia  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 310 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Methodology and history in anthropology ; v. 6 (i.e. v.7)
Methodology and history in anthropology ; v. 6 (i.e. v.7)
Contents Introduction: Fieldwork and the passage of time / Paul Dresch and Wendy James -- 1. Indians and cowboys: two field experiences / Peter Riviere -- 2. A view from afar: memories of New Guinea Highland warfare / Michael O'Hanlon -- 3. Beyond the first encounter: transformations of 'the field' in North East Africa / Wendy James -- 4. Templates, evocations and the long-term fieldworker / David Parkin -- 5. Wilderness of mirrors: truth and vulnerability in Middle Eastern fieldwork / Paul Dresch -- 6. Serendipity: reflections on fieldwork in China / Frank Pieke -- 7. Fieldwork and reflexivity: thoughts from the anthropology of Japan / Roger Goodman -- 8. Recollections of life crisis: distancing the personal / Louella Matsunaga -- 9. Views of Jain history / Marcus Banks -- 10. The ethnomusicologist in the wilderness / Helene La Rue -- 11. Trying to get there: approaches to Indonesia / R. H. Barnes -- 12. The field and the desk: choices and linkages / N. J. Allen
Epilogue: Fieldwork unfolding / David Parkin
Summary "This book explores the transformations of world view and approach as they have been experienced by anthropological colleagues, a number of whom began their work very much in the earlier tradition. They cover experiences of field research in Africa, Papua New Guinea, South America, Central and South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Indonesia, Japan, and China. Constant through the chapters is a distinctively qualitative empirical approach, once associated with the village but now being developed in relation to large-scale or dispersed communities."--BOOK JACKET
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Seminar supported by a grant from the Teaching and Learning Network for Anthropology
Subject Anthropology -- Fieldwork.
Anthropology -- Fieldwork.
Anthropology -- Methodology.
Anthropology -- Research.
Author Dresch, Paul.
James, Wendy.
Parkin, David J.
University of Oxford. Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
LC no. 99087034
ISBN 1571817999 (acid-free paper)
1571818006 (paperback: alk. paper)