"Working in the Field: anthropological experiences across the world"
Strathern and Stewart New Anthropology Book
Prof. Andrew Strathern and Dr. Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern) publish new book: Working the Field: Anthropological Experiences across the World (2014)
The book is available in print, Kindle, and a number of electronic book forms for download.
The book explores how ethnographic knowledge and anthropological theory emplacement and experience-centered narratives as the modes by which working in places brings anthropology to life. Stewart and Strathern show how first impressions of an area carry depths of meanings which can gradually be unpacked in later analysis and how the fieldworker's memories may become blended with those of the people studied as a result of long-term engagement with them. Spanning Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, and Scotland, and Ireland, Stewart and Strathern show how fieldwork in apparently different areas can lead to unexpected comparisons."