The Secret Lives of Anthropologists: Lessons from the Field

1st Edition

Bonnie L. Hewlett

Routledge
December 5, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 362 Pages - 42 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138501867 - CAT# Y371949

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Summary

This book addresses the difficult conditions researchers may face in the field and provides lessons in how to navigate the various social, political, economic, health, and environmental challenges involved in fieldwork. It also sheds important light on aspects often considered "secret" or taboo.

From anthropologists just starting out to those with over forty years in the field, these researchers offer the benefit of their experience conducting research in diverse cultures around the world. The contributions combine engaging personal narrative with consideration of theory and methods. The volume emphasizes how being adaptable, and aware, of the many risks and rewards of ethnographic research can help foster success in quantitative and qualitative data collection. This is a valuable resource for students of anthropological methods and those about to embark on fieldwork for the first time.

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