Practicing Anthropology in a Postmodern World: Lessons and Insights from Federal Contract Research / Edition 1

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Overview

NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasional publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods.

  • peer reviewed publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
  • dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods
  • most editions available for course adoption
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780913167816
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Series: NAPA Bulletin Series, #17
  • Edition description: Number 17
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Volume Editor: Michael C. Reed

General Editors: Pamela Amoss and Ralph J. Bishop

Michael C. Reed is a practicing anthropologist who hasworked since 1992 for CSR Incorporated, a Washington, DC, researchand evaluation firm. He received his PhD in socioculturalanthropology in 1988 (University of Washington), following 15months of Fulbright fellowship-funded fieldwork in francophoneAfrica. His dissertation was titled An Ethnohistorical Study ofthe Political Economy of Ndjole', Gabon. Since 1990, Reed hasevaluated several U.S. programs, such as youth substance abuseprevention (South Bronx, NY; Detroit; Philadelphia; West Dallas,TX; and Gallup, NM), school-age child care (Boston, Chicago,Seattle), secondary education (Bowling Green, KY; Huntington, WV),and community development corporations (Chicago). He reviewsarticles for the American Evaluation Association journalEvaluation Practice.

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Table of Contents

Introduction (Michael C. Reed National Association for the Practiceof Anthropology Bulletin Jan 1997, Vol. 17, No. 1: 1–10).

Nine Contemporary Anthropological Work Roles (Michael C. ReedNational Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan1997, Vol. 17, No. 1: 11–28).

"That Is Not My Role, Really": Hazards in Entering the Field andDeveloping a Role in Contract Research (Margaret McKenna NationalAssociation for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan 1997,Vol. 17, No. 1: 29–40).

What Can Anthropologists Offer Ethnographic Program Evaluation?(Assistant Professor Linda A. Camino National Association for thePractice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan 1997, Vol. 17, No. 1:41–57).

"If a Dog Has Teeth, It Bites": The Impact of MultipleStakeholder Perspectives in Contract Research (Gladys Levis-PilzNational Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan1997, Vol. 17, No. 1: 58–68).

Political Correctness: Issues for Native and NonnativeEvaluators (Associate Professor Arvilla Payne-Jackson , AssistantProfessor Joanne Corsica National Association for the Practice ofAnthropology Bulletin Jan 1997, Vol. 17, No. 1: 69–81).

Commentary: Three Key Issues for Elaboration (Phillip R. HerrNational Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan1997, Vol. 17, No. 1: 82–85).

Commentary: The Postmodern Link between Academia and Practice(Michael Agar National Association for the Practice of AnthropologyBulletin Jan 1997, Vol. 17, No. 1: 86–90).

About the Contributors (National Association for the Practice ofAnthropology Bulletin Jan 1997, Vol. 17, No. 1: 91–92).

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