By Jeffrey H. Cohen
Significant scholarship exists on anthropological fieldwork and methodologies. a few anthropologists have additionally released memoirs in their learn stories. popular anthropologist Jeffrey Cohen’s Eating Soup with out a Spoon is a first-of-its-kind hybrid of the 2, expertly melding tale with technique to create a compelling narrative of fieldwork that's deeply grounded in anthropological theory.
Cohen’s first foray into fieldwork was once in 1992, while he lived in Santa Anna del Valle in rural Oaxaca, Mexico. whereas recounting his reviews learning how rural fogeys tailored to far-reaching monetary alterations, Cohen is candid concerning the errors he made and the struggles within the village. From the pressures of gaining the belief of a inhabitants to the terror of constructing error in info assortment, Cohen explores the highbrow techniques in the back of ethnographic examine. He bargains suggestions for amassing info, warding off pitfalls, and embracing the chaos and shocks that include operating in an strange atmosphere. Cohen’s personal photos enhance his bright portrayals of day-by-day life.
In this groundbreaking paintings, Cohen discusses the journey, ask yourself, group, and friendships he encountered in the course of his first yr of labor, yet, before everything, he writes in carrier to the sector as a spot to do examine: to check rules, strengthen theories, and version how people cope and react to the world.
Read or Download Eating Soup without a Spoon: Anthropological Theory and Method in the Real World PDF
Similar anthropology books
The essays within the ebook examine instances of cooperation in quite a lot of ethnographic, archaeological and evolutionary settings. Cooperation is tested in occasions of marketplace trade, neighborhood and long-distance reciprocity, hierarchical relatives, universal estate and commons entry, and cooperatives. no longer all of those analyses express solid and long term result of profitable cooperation.
English middle, Hindi Heartland examines Delhi’s postcolonial literary world—its associations, prizes, publishers, writers, and translators, and the cultural geographies of key neighborhoods—in mild of colonial histories and the globalization of English. Rashmi Sadana locations across the world famous authors akin to Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, and Aravind Adiga within the context of debates inside India in regards to the politics of language and along different writers, together with okay.
Our Landless Patria examines problems with race and citizenship in Puerto Rico, tracing how the method of land privatization sped up a sequence of struggles for typical assets among the poorest sectors of society and the landed elite. The legislation of privatization favourite the landed elite and barred former slaves and their descendants from acquiring a proper name to a bit of land.
Migrant girls remodeling Citizenship develops crucial insights in regards to the suggestion of transnational citizenship through the existence tales of expert and trained migrant ladies from Turkey in Germany and Britain. It interweaves and develops theories of citizenship, id and tradition with the lived reports of an immigrant staff that has up to now obtained inadequate recognition.
- Empowering Interactions: Political Cultures and the Emergence of the State in Europe 1300–1900
- Blackness in the Andes: Ethnographic Vignettes of Cultural Politics in the Time of Multiculturalism
- Fertility and Familial Power Relations: Procreation in South India (Nais Monograph Series, 87)
- Community-Based Ethnography: Breaking Traditional Boundaries of Research, Teaching, and Learning
Extra resources for Eating Soup without a Spoon: Anthropological Theory and Method in the Real World
Eating Soup without a Spoon: Anthropological Theory and Method in the Real World by Jeffrey H. Cohen