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In the field : life and work in cultural anthropology / George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch.

By: Gmelch, George [author.]Contributor(s): Gmelch, Sharon [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oakland, Calif. : University of California Press, 2018Description: xii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmISBN: 9780520289628; 9780520289628Subject(s): Anthropology -- Fieldwork | Ethnology -- MethodologyDDC classification: 306.072/3 LOC classification: GN346 | .G54 2018
Contents:
The fieldwork tradition -- First fieldwork : Irish travellers -- Politics and fieldwork : nomads in English cities -- Applying anthropology in an Alaskan national park -- Studying subsistence in Sitka -- On the move : work and mobility in Newfoundland -- Native anthropology : studying the culture of baseball -- Falling into fieldwork in Japan -- Photography and film in Ireland and Alaska -- Taking students to the field : Barbados -- When the field is a city : Hobart, Tasmania -- In the shadow of KIlimanjaro : students in Tanzania -- Fieldwork from campus -- The changing nature of fieldwork.
Summary: "This book offers students an invaluable look at what cultural anthropologists do when they are in the field. Through fascinating and often entertaining, accounts of their lives and work in varied cultural settings, the authors describe the many forms fieldwork can take, the kinds of questions anthropologists ask, and the common problems they encounter. From these accounts and the experiences of the student field workers the authors have mentored over the years, In the field makes a powerful case for the value of the anthropological approach to knowledge."--Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: New Arrivals - 2020 spring/summer
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-276) and index.

The fieldwork tradition -- First fieldwork : Irish travellers -- Politics and fieldwork : nomads in English cities -- Applying anthropology in an Alaskan national park -- Studying subsistence in Sitka -- On the move : work and mobility in Newfoundland -- Native anthropology : studying the culture of baseball -- Falling into fieldwork in Japan -- Photography and film in Ireland and Alaska -- Taking students to the field : Barbados -- When the field is a city : Hobart, Tasmania -- In the shadow of KIlimanjaro : students in Tanzania -- Fieldwork from campus -- The changing nature of fieldwork.

"This book offers students an invaluable look at what cultural anthropologists do when they are in the field. Through fascinating and often entertaining, accounts of their lives and work in varied cultural settings, the authors describe the many forms fieldwork can take, the kinds of questions anthropologists ask, and the common problems they encounter. From these accounts and the experiences of the student field workers the authors have mentored over the years, In the field makes a powerful case for the value of the anthropological approach to knowledge."--Provided by publisher.

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