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Engaged Anthropology: Politics beyond the Text

Stuart Kirsch


Does anthropology have more to offer than just its texts? This book discusses different forms of engaged research practices, which it defines in terms of their constructive intervention into politics. It draws on the author’s experiences working with indigenous peoples fighting for their environment, land rights, and political sovereignty. Describing both short interventions and collaborations spanning decades, it recounts interactions with lawyers and courts, nongovernmental organizations, scientific experts, and transnational corporations. In particular, it calls for greater reflexivity in e ... More

Keywords: collaboration, engaged anthropology, indigenous, intervention, land rights, politics, reflexivity, sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520297944
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520297944.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart Kirsch, author
University of Michigan