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Jonathan Parry

This piece tells the story of a disturbing episode in the author's relationship with the field. Though the details are unique, the kind of ethical dilemmas it documents must be in some form or other part of the experience of a great many anthropologists – though such stories are seldom set down in print. These dilemmas include the balance we strike between participation and observation, and between the moral commitments we have as private individuals and our (no less moral) commitment as anthropologists to report on our ethnography in as impartial and objective a way as is possible. Central to this particular story is the anthropologist's relationship with his research assistant over more than two decades, and it tells of the latter's involvement in various human rights campaigns, his arrest, imprisonment and on-going trial on vaguely specified charges. I reflect on the way in which these events have affected my subsequent fieldwork and on the way I have written up. It is the story of a friendship and of a genuine intellectual collaboration between the anthropologist and anthropologist's research assistant that is probably not so uncommon but is seldom fully reflected in the ethnographies we read.

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Vered Amit and Noel Dyck

This special issue reports the findings of a research team of senior anthropologists, Vered Amit and Noel Dyck, and three graduate research assistants, Heather Barnick, Meghan Gilgunn, and Kathleen Rice, collaboratively investigating the workings of policies on the movements of student and youth from Canada. Specifically our focus is on three different types of movement: international student exchanges, working holidays, and international athletic scholarships. While our focus is on movement out of Canada, these are, to say the least, forms of mobility that have their analogues, sometimes on a much larger scale, in many other affluent industrial countries.

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Adam Branch

officials the institutes entreated to take guidance from their research. Researchers, assistants and race These progressive, developmentalist researchers, with their innovative techniques, took Africans as their object of study. The institutes have

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A Theory of ‘Animal Borders’

Thoughts and Practices toward Non-human Animals among the G|ui Hunter-Gatherers

Kazuyoshi Sugawara

local research assistant was still present. I asked him: “What is that bird?” He replied: “It’s ǀχane [guinea fowl].” Elsewhere, I have proposed a simple distinction between deictic and indirect cognition ( Sugawara 2001 ). Deictic cognition refers to

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Portrait

Ann Grodzins Gold

Ann Grodzins Gold, Bhrigupati Singh, Farhana Ibrahim, Edward Simpson, and Kirin Narayan

flux, on the other. Since 1979, I had sporadically worked with the help of research assistants, including Bhoju Ram Gujar. However, our 1993 exploration of ecological values and altered landscapes initiated an innovative collaborative endeavor with

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Birgitte Bruun

, recruiters, research assistants, or community advisory board members. During my twelve months of doctoral research I followed thirteen women and two men engaged in these ways. Living close by one of the public health clinics with research activities, I met my

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The Obligation Is the Point

‘Refugee 2 Refugee’ Care and Solidarity in Greece

Zareena Grewal

Arabic, Urdu or Punjabi; however, a few were conducted by my research assistants. All translations are my own. To protect the anonymity and wellness of my interlocutors, I used pseudonyms in some cases. Anthropologist Heath Cabot (2019) offers a

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“Most of the People My Age Tend to Move Out”

Young Men Talking about Place, Community, and Belonging in Manchester

Khawla Badwan and Samantha Wilkinson

experiences of hearing different languages and dialects in the city. The research assistant who helped with data generation, Elisha, is a white woman in her twenties; this positionality inevitably had an impact on the tenor of the research relationships

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James E. Cutting

, motion of the easy and gentle kind, which is congenial to nature, and which we describe as a movement of pleasure” ( Stökl 1887, Part 1 ). 4 I worked as a research assistant under Robert McCall on some aspects of this project nearly a decade before this

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Life at a Tangent to Law

Regulations, ‘Mistakes’ and Personhood amongst Kigali’s Motari

Will Rollason

semi-structured interviews which I conducted in 2012 and 2015. My Kinyarwanda was adequate for day-to-day ethnographic work, but I was ably supported by a research assistant in conducting interviews and in clarifying the complexities of the language