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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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The Changing Nature of Fieldwork

The Changing Nature of Fieldwork

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In the Field

George Gmelch

Sharon Bohn Gmelch

University of California Press

The concluding chapter teases out threads running through the preceding narratives while examining how fieldwork and, more generally, cultural anthropology has changed over the past half-century. It reveals much about the strengths of anthropology and why its methodology has been adopted by other disciplines.

Keywords:   Changing Paradigms, New Methods and Technology, Ethics of Fieldwork, Fragmentation of Anthropology

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