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In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch


The authors draw on their 40 years as anthropologists and educators to illustrate through a narrative-style text and photographs what it is like to be an anthropologist and to “do” anthropology—the problems encountered as well as the pleasures and rewards of living in other cultures and learning from other people. Through 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 their students, In the Field ma ... More

Keywords: Cultural Anthropology, Fieldwork, Research Methods, Cross-cultural Encounters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520289611
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520289611.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Gmelch, author
University of San Francisco

Sharon Bohn Gmelch, author
University of San Francisco