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Returns to the Field : Multitemporal Research and Contemporary Anthropology, Paperback / softback Book

Returns to the Field : Multitemporal Research and Contemporary Anthropology Paperback / softback

Edited by Signe Howell, Aud Talle


Many anthropologists return to their original fieldwork sites a number of times during their careers, but this experience has seldom been subjected to analytic and theoretical scrutiny.

The contributors to Returns to the Field have all undertaken multitemporal fieldwork-repeated visits to the same place-over periods ranging from 20 to 40 years among minority groups in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Melanesia.

Over the years of contact, these anthropologists have witnessed dramatic changes, but also the perseverance of the people they have worked with.

In vivid and personal essays, the authors examine the ramifications of this type of fieldwork practice-the kind of knowledge it produces, what methodological tools are appropriate, and how relationships with people in the field site change over time.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Anthropology
  • ISBN: 9780253223487



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