“Deep Hanging Out”? Yeah right.

Vignette #1: As the professor in charge of teaching introductory anthropology at the University of Adelaide, she enthusiastically told students in the lecture hall that participant observation basically involves some “deep hanging out” with people. Many chuckled, as if they were amused to hear that, after all, one of the main ways of doing research […]

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Anthropology and Colonialism: More from Diane Lewis (1973)

The following are some of the notable passages from Diane Lewis’ article from 1973 which I have marked out for special attention: ABSTRACT: Anthropology emerged from the colonial expansion of Europe. Colonialism structured the relationship between anthropologists and the people they studied and had an effect on methodological and conceptual formulations in the discipline. For […]

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