Outsider Within: Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age

Outsider Within: Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age

by Faye V Harrison

Paperback(New Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252074905
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Faye V. Harrison is a professor in the African American studies program and department of anthropology, University of Florida, and editor of Resisting Racism and Xenophobia: Global Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Human Rights. In 2004, she won the Society for the Anthropology of North America Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
Toward a Critical Anthropology of Anthropology
Reworking Anthropology from the "Outside Within"     7
Rehistoricizing Anthropology
Unburying Theory, Repositioning Practice: Anthropological Praxis in Peripheral Predicaments     63
Remapping Routes, Unearthing Roots: Rethinking Caribbean Connections with the U.S. South     82
Engaging Interlocutors in Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Writing against the Grain: Cultural Politics of Difference in Alice Walker's Fiction     109
Probing the Legacy of Empire: Reflexive Notes on Caribbeanist Gordon K. Lewis     134
The Power of Ethnography, the Ethnography of Power
Gangs, Politics, and Dilemmas of Global Restructuring in Jamaica     153
The Gendered Violence of Structural Adjustment     179
Structural Violence Here and There in the Global Era
Everyday Neoliberalism in Cuba: A Glimpse from Jamaica     201
Global Apartheid at Home and Abroad     220
Justice for All: The Challenges of Advocacy Research in the Global Age     238
Blurring Boundaries Between Academia and the World Beyond
Teaching Philosophy     261
Academia, the Free Market, and Diversity     267
A Labor of Love: An Emancipated Woman's Legacy     282
Notes and References     301
Index     347

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