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In the FieldLife and Work in Cultural Anthropology$
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George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520289611

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520289611.001.0001

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In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro

In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro

Students in Tanzania

(p.201) 12 In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro
In the Field

George Gmelch

Sharon Bohn Gmelch

University of California Press

This chapter describes the experiences of anthropology students in the East African city of Moshi, Tanzania. Moshi, located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and home to the Chagga people, is a center for mountain climbing and wildlife tourism. The students live with local families and cope with the challenges of life in an developing country--frequent power outages, hazardous traffic, malaria-carrying mosquitos, poverty, and a different sense of time and gender relations—which pose problems for their health, psychological well-being, and research objectives. They adapt and, in the process, reassess some of their own values.

Keywords:   Tanzania, Field School, Homestays, Internships with NGOs, “African Time”, Gender Relations

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