Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Tourists and Strangers: An Anthropological Perspective by Lyra Spang
Going Native: The Anthropologist as Advocate by Robert Laughlin
Backyard Ethnography: Studying Your High School by Carolyn Gecan
Being a Refugee: Humanitarianism and the Palestinian Experience by Ilana Feldman
Friday, December 17, 2010
Great ethnologists do more than record: they reveal…they entered their subjects emotionally,
intellectually, then revealed what they experienced within…What was needed, he said, was
the power of language, harnessed to humanistic ends 'by men who, if such exist, possess both
the scientific mind and the literary touch'.
[source] Edmund S Carpenter. 1991. "Frank Speck: Quiet Listener."
In: The Life and Times of Frank G. Speck, 1881-1950.
Roy Blankenship, ed. Philadelphia: U Pennsylvania Publications in Anthropology, Pp.78-83.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
[W. Beeman] Nor do we beat our breasts over the investigative excesses of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The world is a very different place than in the colonial era, and anthropologists, like all seekers of knowledge, must shake off the past and move forward trying to pursue our discipline--the most humanistic of the sciences and most scientific of the humanities and social sciences.
[H. Lewis] ...Indeed, it was the founder of American anthropology, Franz Boas, who most fully exemplified the scientist engaged in the struggle for human rights.
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