Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference

Engaged Anthropology

Views from Scandinavia

Editors: Bringa, Tone, Bendixsen, Synnøve (Eds.)

  • Provides new insights into Scandinavian anthropology’s longstanding experience of doing public anthropology
  • Offers original insights into being a public anthropologist, including inspirational thoughts of how anthropologists can contribute in and expand the public sphere
  • Includes seven different cases that explore the nexus of anthropology and public work 
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In this volume, leading public anthropologists examine paths towards public engagement and discuss their experiences with engaged anthropology in arenas such as the media, international organizations, courtrooms, and halls of government. They discuss topics ranging from migration to cultural understanding, justice, development aid, ethnic conflict, war, and climate change. Through these examples of hands-on experience, the book provides a unique account of challenges faced, opportunities taken, and lessons learned. It illustrates the potential efficacy of an anthropology that engages with critical social and political issues.

About the authors

Tone Bringa is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her research interests are in political anthropology and include such themes as ethnic conflict and co-existence, practiced Islam, post-socialist society, and state-collapse.

Synnøve Bendixsen is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her research interests include irregular migration, political mobilization, Islam and Muslims in Europe, religiosity, and urban anthropology.

Reviews

“Engaged Anthropology demonstrates both the enduring value of anthropological engagements outside the academy and the capacity of the discipline to inform the public about some of the most pressing social and political issues of our time. The critical perspectives advanced by anthropologists on matters as diverse as immigration policy, humanitarian assistance and political conflict bring a fresh voice to public debates and represent a new way of thinking about global complexity. I recommend this excellent collection to all those interested in exploring anthropology’s potential as a moral and empirical social science discipline led by public intellectuals.” (Richard Ashby Wilson, Professor of Anthropology and Law, University of Connecticut, USA)

“This well-curated volume offers an enlightening and inspiring mix of reflections on the ethical and political challenges of engaged anthropology by leading Scandinavian ethnographers. It is a welcome addition to the emerging literature on anthropology's impact in the world:  on policy, on collaborators, on public opinion, and on the ethnographer herself.” (Catherine Besteman, Professor of Anthropology at Colby College, USA, and author of “Making Refuge”)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bringa, Tone (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

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  • From the War Zone to the Courtroom: The Anthropologist as Witness

    Bringa, Tone

    Pages 23-40

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  • Engaging Anthropology: An Auto-Ethnographic Approach

    Khosravi, Shahram

    Pages 41-60

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  • Doing Research in a Politicized Field and Surviving It: Lessons Learned from the Field of Migration

    Schmidt, Garbi

    Pages 61-77

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  • Treading on a Minefield: Anthropology and the Debate on Honor Killings in Sweden

    Kurkiala, Mikael

    Pages 79-98

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 109,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40483-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engaged Anthropology
Book Subtitle
Views from Scandinavia
Editors
  • Tone Bringa
  • Synnøve Bendixsen
Series Title
Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40484-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40484-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40483-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 190
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