This article combines an auto-ethnographic approach with literary criticism and applied anthropology. It is about the lives of two men whose journeys through the major events of the twentieth century via different routes and moral choices suggest that literary ends do not always justify the means. Ryszard Kapuscinski (1932-2007), a world-renowned Polish journalist-turned-bestselling author, personally witnessed twenty-seven revolutions and military coups. His travel accounts stretch over five continents and have been widely recognized for their poignant dissection of the human condition. However, recent biographical details and examination of Kapuscinski's reporting methods by social researchers and field anthropologists have raised questions about the credibility and ethics of his works. By comparing his lifework and that of the lesser known Polish cross-cultural traveler exiled to Britain, author Michal Giedroyc (b. 1929), this article contextualizes political and personal dilemmas of both writers. They were born 150 kilometers apart in the multi-ethnic eastern Polish borderlands (now in Lithuania and Belarus). Their childhoods were similarly traumatized by the Nazi-Soviet division of Poland in September 1939. Both of their life journeys brought them into a united Europe in 2005 as Polish and British citizens, respectively.
Life Journeys across Borderlands of Memory and Deception; Michal Giedroyc and Ryszard Kapuscinski
Marcela Vásquez-León, Brian Burke, and Lucero Radonic
A critical interest of applied anthropology is to educate students to be theoretically grounded and capable of assuming a level of social responsibility that extends beyond academia. In this paper, we reflect on the issue of student preparation for work in the policy arena by focusing on the experiences of a five-year applied research project that examines agricultural cooperatives as situated agents of change and grassroots development. The project has completed three field seasons in Brazil and Paraguay in which student researchers, including anthropology graduate students from the University of Arizona and in-country undergraduate students from partner universities, have been an integral part. The paper focuses on strategies developed in the research process that enhance student learning. Community Based Research, learning to work through research teams, and creating community-university partnerships constitute the bases of a project that emphasises student learning in the process of doing research and forming collaborations.
This paper examines the decisions and motivations of graduate students in cultural anthropology when defining the field sites and topics of their final projects. The decisions among students at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia are contrasted with those at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States. A review of recent final projects in both universities was conducted, along with a survey and some follow-up questions with students in both institutions. A main difference found is that students at los Andes are more willing to do applied fieldwork at 'home', while students at Pittsburgh are far more reluctant to do so and prefer to go to distant fields. This distinction is partly explained by the histories of the anthropologies practised in each locale, and of what have been considered 'proper' field sites in cultural anthropology. In particular, a vision of anthropology as an applied enterprise emerged at different historical moments in these two geo-political locations, and those visions are associated with quite different, opposed values today.
Kerry D. Feldman and Lisa Henry
When engaged in doctoral research (1972) on urban squatter settlements in the Philippines, Feldman’s approach was guided by the pedagogy of Paulo Freire (2005[orig.1970]), which gratefully steered his behaviour away from the typical ‘Ugly American’ abroad in the world at the time (during the Vietnam War). Feldman became aware of the notions of ‘teacher-student’ and of ‘student-teacher’ primarily through his discussions with two Filipino doctors, Jess and Trini de la Paz (a husband and wife team), who organised a health education and training programme for volunteer participants from 12 squatter settlements in Davao City on the southern island of Mindanao. They invited him to serve as a social science consultant for their project. They explained that their approach to health education and training was grounded in, and would always adhere to, Freire’s insistence that oppressed people should be viewed as teachers for anyone engaging in their instruction or assistance, requiring that their teachers also become their students in understanding or assisting their lives.
Towards an Ethics of Possibility
Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp
: cognitive impairment . A brief lineage Historically, anthropological studies of disability were relatively rare until the late twentieth century, often intellectually segregated into the realm of medical and applied anthropology. Yet the anthropological
Radcliffe-Brown and Malinowski’s South African engagements, 1919–1934
5 : 1 – 20 . Beinhart , William . 1994 . Twentieth-century South Africa . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Campbell , Ian . 2014 . Radcliffe-Brown and “applied anthropology” in Cape Town and in Sydney . In Regna Darnell and Frederic
Humanizing Relations in an Australian NGO Campaign for People Seeking Asylum
-chapters/australia . Humphris , Rachel . 2019 . “ Mutating Faces of the State? Austerity, Migration and Faith-Based Volunteers in a UK Downscaled Urban Context .” Sociological Review 67 ( 1 ): 95 – 110 . Hyatt , Susan B. 2001 . “ ‘Service Learning’, Applied
Susan Wright and Penny Welch
and Practices in European Social Anthropology Education , Oxford : Berghahn . Feldman , K. and Henry , L. (eds) ( 2009 ) Transforming Graduate Education in Applied Anthropology in the U.S. , LATISS 2 , no. 2 . Greenwood , D. and Wright
Colonial Bureaucratic Violence, Identity, and Transitional Justice in Canada
Jaymelee J. Kim
. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537592703000355 Kim , Jaymelee J . 2014 . “ They Made Us Unrecognizable to Each Other: Human Rights, Truth, and Reconciliation in Canada .” PhD diss. , University of Tennessee . Kim , Jaymelee J . 2017 . “ Applied