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Engaged Anthropology : Politics Beyond the Text - by Stuart Kirsch (Paperback)

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Does anthropology have more to offer than just its texts? In this timely and remarkable book, Stuart Kirsch shows how anthropology can—and why it should—become more engaged with the problems of the world. Engaged Anthropology draws on the author’s experiences working with indigenous peoples fighting for their environment, land rights, and political sovereignty. Including both short interventions and collaborations spanning decades, it recounts interactions with lawyers and courts, nongovernmental organizations, scientific experts, and transnational corporations. This unflinchingly honest account addresses the unexamined “backstage” of engaged anthropology. Coming at a time when some question the viability of the discipline, the message of this powerful and original work is especially welcome, as it not only promotes a new way of doing anthropology, but also compellingly articulates a new rationale for why anthropology matters.  
Number of Pages: 306
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Stuart Kirsch
Language: English
Street Date: March 23, 2018
TCIN: 53523366
UPC: 9780520297951
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-9776
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