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The Resource The vulnerable observer : anthropology that breaks your heart, Ruth Behar

The vulnerable observer : anthropology that breaks your heart, Ruth Behar

Label
The vulnerable observer : anthropology that breaks your heart
Title
The vulnerable observer
Title remainder
anthropology that breaks your heart
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Behar
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In classical anthropology, subjects of study are seen as vulnerable while their observers are instructed to remain detached and objective. Yet with the emergence during the last decade of a group of anthropologists with recognizable connections to the cultures in which they work, the lines between participant and observer, insider and outsider are no longer so easily drawn. In The Vulnerable Observer, the award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for this humanistic anthropology. No longer looking over others' shoulders, she becomes one of the subjects of study as she reflects upon the observer as well as the observed. Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, Ruth Behar reflects on fieldwork in Spain, Cuba, and the United States through her personal stories of loss as a young Cuban Jewish immigrant. Beginning with a poignant essay exploring the refuge she found in her fieldwork as her grandfather died, she proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling for those about whom we write
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
301/.0723
Index
index present
LC call number
GN346.4
LC item number
.B44 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The vulnerable observer : anthropology that breaks your heart, Ruth Behar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-191) and index
Contents
The vulnerable observer -- Death and memory : from Santa Mariá del Monte to Miami Beach -- My Mexican friend Marta who lives across the border from me in Detroit -- The girl in the cast -- Going to Cuba : writing ethnography of diaspora, return, and despair -- Anthropology that breaks your heart
Control code
34476409
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 195 p.
Isbn
9780807046302
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96011409
Note
Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Sandra Cisneros, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-146). Item laid in: TNS on publisher's stationery from Deborah Chasman, Editorial Director, to Sandra Cisneros, 17 January 1997 (1 sheet). With dust jacket.
Label
The vulnerable observer : anthropology that breaks your heart, Ruth Behar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-191) and index
Contents
The vulnerable observer -- Death and memory : from Santa Mariá del Monte to Miami Beach -- My Mexican friend Marta who lives across the border from me in Detroit -- The girl in the cast -- Going to Cuba : writing ethnography of diaspora, return, and despair -- Anthropology that breaks your heart
Control code
34476409
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 195 p.
Isbn
9780807046302
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96011409
Note
Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Sandra Cisneros, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-146). Item laid in: TNS on publisher's stationery from Deborah Chasman, Editorial Director, to Sandra Cisneros, 17 January 1997 (1 sheet). With dust jacket.

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