9780205324910

The Applied Anthropology Reader

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205324910

  • ISBN10:

    0205324916

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-10-22
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

This new reader offers a collection of articles focusing on practicing anthropology at a time when readers are increasingly looking for ways to apply their anthropology degrees to their professional lives.This book gives a broad overview of the applied cultural anthropology field through contextualizing case studies that cover important issues (roles, ethics, methods, policy) as well as domains of practice (urban, medical, development, the environment, education, and business). The first half of the reader highlights key issues: The role of applied anthropology in society, ethical dilemmas, special research methods, and public policy implications for applied anthropology. The second half of the reader covers different applied career domains or specialization within applied anthropology including urban, medical, developmental, educational, and corporate career options.For those interested in anthropology.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction
1(7)
SECTION ONE Issues
Roles
8(16)
Reading 1
``An Appropriate Role for Postcolonial Applied Anthropologists''
10(8)
Laura Thompson
Reading 2
``Thinking Public Interest Anthropology 1890s--1990s''
18(6)
Laura Nader
Ethics
24(37)
Reading 3
``Confronting Anthropological Ethics: Ethnographic Lessons from Central America''
26(13)
Philippe Bourgois
Reading 4
``Informed Consent in Anthropological Research: We are Not Exempt''
39(17)
Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
Reading 5
``Proprietary Research and Anthropological Ethics''
56(5)
William O. Beeman
Methods
61(44)
Reading 6
``The Pursuit of Social Knowledge: Methodology and the Practice of Anthropology''
62(8)
Timothy J. Finan
John van Willigen
Reading 7
``Basic Concepts and Techniques of Rapid Appraisal''
70(18)
James Beebe
Reading 8
``Toward the Use of Ethnography in Health Care Program Evaluation''
88(17)
Merrill Singer
Policy
105(34)
Reading 9
``Changing Roles of Agriculture in Global Development Policy: Is Anthropology (Out)Standing in Its Field?''
106(10)
Timothy J. Finan
Reading 10
``Law, Custom, and Crime against Women: The Problem of Dowry Death in India''
116(14)
John van Willigen
V. C. Channa
Reading 11
``Implications of the Cultural Conservation Report for Social Impact Assessment''
130(9)
Benita J. H. Howell
SECTION TWO Domains
Urban Anthropology
139(33)
Reading 12
``Urbanization without Breakdown: A Case Study''
140(9)
Oscar Lewis
Reading 13
``Workaday World, Crack Economy''
149(7)
Philippe Bourgois
Reading 14
``Street Baptism: Chicano Gang Initiation''
156(9)
James Diego Vigil
Reading 15
``Applying Anthropology to American Indian Correctional Concerns''
165(7)
Elizabeth S. Grobsmith
Medical Anthropology
172(76)
Reading 16
``Relationships between Theoretical and Applied Anthropology: A Public Health Program Analysis''
173(21)
George M. Foster
Reading 17
``Needle Access as an AIDS Prevention Strategy for IV Drug Users: A Research Perspective''
194(21)
Merrill Singer
Ray Irizarry
Jean J. Schensul
Reading 18
``The Significance of Settlement Pattern for Community Participation in Health: Lessons from Africa''
215(15)
Edward C. Green
Raymond B. Isely
Reading 19
``Primary Health Care and Local Self-Determination: Policy Implications from Rural Papua New Guinea''
230(18)
Robert L. Welsch
Development Anthropology
248(50)
Reading 20
``The Fox Project''
250(5)
Sol Tax
Reading 21
``The Great Sisal Scheme''
255(5)
Daniel R. Gross
Reading 22
``The Illusion of Local Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency: Famine in a Border Area of Northwestern Zambia''
260(18)
Art Hansen
Reading 23
``Credit Programs, Women's Empowerment, and Contraceptive Use in Rural Bangladesh''
278(20)
Sidney Ruth Schuler
Syed M. Hashemi
Environmental Anthropology
298(31)
Reading 24
``Inside the Decision-Making Process: Ethnography and Environmental Risk Management''
299(11)
Edward Liebow
Reading 25
``Animal Agriculture for the Regeneration of Degraded Tropical Forests''
310(8)
Ronald Nigh
Reading 26
``Endangered Species and Precarious Lives in the Upper Gulf of California''
318(11)
Thomas R. McGuire
Gloria Ciria Valdez-Gardea
Anthropology and Education
329(50)
Reading 27
``Docility, or Giving Teacher What She Wants''
330(8)
Jules Henry
Reading 28
``The Rough Rock Demonstration School: A Case History with Implications for Educational Evaluation''
338(15)
T. L. McCarty
Reading 29
``Indigenous Education and Grassroots Language Planning in the USA''
353(10)
Teresa L. McCarty
Lucille J. Watahomigie
Reading 30
``Streets and Schools: How Educators can Help Chicano Marginalized Gang Youth''
363(16)
James Diego Vigil
Business and Industrial Anthropology
379(43)
Reading 31
``Organization Problems in Industry''
380(9)
Eliot D. Chapple
Reading 32
``Managing Diversity: Translating Anthropological Insights for Organization Studies''
389(14)
Ann T. Jordan
Reading 33
``Business Anthropology in a Work Subculture: Korean and Japanese Young, Single, Working Women''
403(11)
Nancy Rosenberger
Reading 34
``Anthropology and Social Marketing: A Powerful Combination''
414(5)
Christopher A. Brown
Reading 35
``Shopping Spies''
419(3)
Carrie McLaren
Credits 422

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