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In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520289611
eISBN:
9780520964211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289611.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The authors draw on their 40 years as anthropologists and educators to illustrate through a narrative-style text and photographs what it is like to be an anthropologist and to “do” anthropology—the ... More


The Anthropological Lens: Rethinking E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Christopher Morton

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812913
eISBN:
9780191850707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812913.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sociology of Religion

Sir Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard (1902-1973) is widely considered the most influential British anthropologist of the twentieth century, known to generations of students for his seminal works on South ... More


The Fieldwork Tradition

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

in In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520289611
eISBN:
9780520964211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289611.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter explores the nature of “fieldwork” and its central place in the identity and methods of anthropology. It begins with a brief history of the fieldwork as anthropology’s hallmark ... More


Introduction: Getting Situated

Bowen Paulle

in Toxic Schools: High-Poverty Education in New York and Amsterdam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226066387
eISBN:
9780226066554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066554.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

This chapter contextualizes the two schools in New York’s South Bronx and Southeast Amsterdam (or the Bijlmer) and demonstrates how Paulle got access to them. This chapter also reveals how Paulle ... More


Introduction

Nina Gren

in Occupied Lives: Maintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166952
eISBN:
9781617976568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166952.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter opens with an ethnographic description of a refugee woman’s encounter with an aggressive Israeli soldier on her way home to the Dheisheh camp. Taking this description as the point of ... More


Setting the scene: ritual performance and place-making in everyday life

Marianne Holm Pedersen

in Iraqi women in Denmark: Ritual performance and belonging in everyday life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719089589
eISBN:
9781781706930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089589.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter develops the book’s analytical framework and situates the monograph within the field of studies on migration and religion. It argues that ritual performance can be used as a ‘cultural ... More


Consolidation

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Fieldwork in Egypt slackened for a time after the early 1830s but it did not cease entirely. Richard William Howard Vyse and John Shae Perring performed valuable though sometimes rough work at the ... More


Introduction

Licia do Prado Valladares

in The Invention of the Favela

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649986
eISBN:
9781469650005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649986.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction makes it clear that the book’s intention is to display the social representations created by the Rio Favela. The book proceeds to speak of the author’s journey through sociology as ... More


Introduction: Placemaking and Memorializing After the Great Watershed

Christine M. DeLucia

in Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300201178
eISBN:
9780300231120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300201178.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The introduction establishes the significance of King Philip’s War, called the “great watershed” for the powerful ways in which it reshaped Native and colonial communities, lives, and memories in the ... More


Shaping the Field: Fieldwork and the Creation of the Modern Chinese Geologist

Grace Yen Shen

in Unearthing the Nation: Modern Geology and Nationalism in Republican China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226090405
eISBN:
9780226090542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090542.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 2 examines the role of fieldwork in grounding the Chinese geological enterprise by reshaping both the bodies and self-images of Chinese scientists. The chapter follows Zhang Hongzhao, Ding ... More


The Return of the Suppressed

Manduhai Buyandelger

in Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter lays out the context behind the shamanism that has proliferated in Mongolia in the aftermath of the collapse of socialism. It discusses existing assumptions behind shamanism, what ... More


The Micro-Comparative Syntax of Possession in Quechua

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The approach of this book makes two important predictions different from those of the Freeze/Kayne tradition: (a.) possession constructions can vary in the place in the structure where the possessor ... More


The 1980s

Derek Robbins

in The Bourdieu Paradigm: The Origins and Evolution of an Intellectual Social Project

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719099397
eISBN:
9781526146755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127709.00016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The chapter examines in detail the tension in Bourdieu’s thinking between ‘intellectualism’ and ‘practical sense’. It looks at three articles of the late 1970s as a prelude to consideration of his ... More


Tristes Tropiques: The Search for Correspondence and the Logic of the Sensible

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Although texts written by Lévi-Strauss at the end of the 1930s indicate that his research trip to Brazil was made in search of a supposedly pure form of alterity, the structure and content of Tristes ... More


The Birth of a Discipline

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the birth of anthropology as an institutionalized academic discipline in early twentieth-century France. It looks at the founding of the Institut d’ethnologie and the Musée de ... More


The French Exception

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The relationship between anthropology and “literature” writ large in the early history of the French anthropological tradition is the subject of this chapter. Unlike the national traditions of the ... More


Rhetoric, the Document, and Atmosphere

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

When they returned from the field, French anthropologists published both specialized and broadly scientific materials but also texts that were harder to classify, literary and narrative-based ... More


The Revivalist and the Folklorist

Corey Gibson

in The Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748696574
eISBN:
9781474412520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696574.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter sets out Henderson’s conception of the folk tradition, and its manifestations in his work as a folk revivalist and as a folklore scholar. In collecting songs and redistributing them, ... More


Study Methods

Dean A. Dabney and Richard Tewksbury

in Speaking Truth to Power: Confidential Informants and Police Investigations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520290464
eISBN:
9780520964624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290464.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 2 presents the methods of the current study. Three fieldwork projects in two cities are explained, including one researcher’s embeddedness with a plain-clothes, street crime unit, one ... More


Census of Relatives

Nurit Bird-David

in Us, Relatives: Scaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293403
eISBN:
9780520966680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293403.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This interlude trains attention on demographic surveys of tiny-scale indigenous communities through terms drawn from large-scale societies (e.g., name, gender, age, place of residence). This ... More


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