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Advocacy and Anthropology

First Encounters

Edited by Robert Paine
Categories: Anthropology/ethnography
Series: Social and Economic Papers
Series Number: 15
Paperback : 9780919666504, 280 pages, January 1985


Will advocacy involve the anthropologist in a contradiction damaging to the academic canons of the discipline? Originating in an international workshop as part of the XIth Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (1983), this book explores a growing concern among anthropologists about their moral responsibilities in the public arena.


"This book represents the current debates in the field and is a summation . .. of the state of the art. It should (and probably) will be read widely. "

- Mankind

"The present volume will be a recurrent source of discussion. "

- Ethnos

"Anybody teaching an Applied Anthropology course should seriously consider including Advocacy and Anthropology as either a text or a source book. "

- Newsletter, Society of Applied Anthropology in Canada