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Award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology—an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice.

"Behar has convinced me that ethnographic empathy will produce an anthropology that has greater meaning than the distanced and detached academic anthropology of the past." —Barbara Fisher, The Boston Globe

Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice. She does so in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling, not only in contemporary anthropology, but in all acts of witnessing.

"Her luminous essays build cultural bridges and challenge conventional ways of doing anthropology."

—Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice. She does so in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling, not only in contemporary anthropology, but in all acts of witnessing.

About the Author

Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, is author of The Vulnerable Observer (Beacon / 4631-0 / $15.00 pb) and director of the documentary film Adio Kerida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807046319
Author:
Behar, Ruth
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
November 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .6 in .5625 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice. She does so in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling, not only in contemporary anthropology, but in all acts of witnessing.
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