Tag: Ethnographer as Activist

Animating Resistance

Margaret Dorsey , June 5th, 2017


Anthropology as Public Pedagogy The horned serpent serves as a witness to the events that unfold during the Pueblo uprising. Warren Montoya On January 25, President Trump signed…


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Engagements with Ethnographic Care

Alexandra Frankel , February 17th, 2017


On care and self-care as an anthropologist and rape crisis advocate. I came to my work with survivors of sexual violence, initially, out of care. Care about the…


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On Not Being Seen

Alexandra Frankel , February 17th, 2017


Visibility in the field can be fraught with methodological and ethical dilemmas. “Go ahead inside. I need to get a few things from the trunk,” I told Destiny…


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A Nuclear Advocacy Dilemma

Alexandra Frankel , February 17th, 2017


Advocacy anthropology does not always mean aligning oneself with an underdog. Nicolas Raymond/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Since the establishment of our discipline, anthropologists have fretted over the questi…


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Writing and Research in a Conflict Zone

Alexandra Frankel , February 17th, 2017


For the activist-scholar research can mean navigating between different audiences, modes, and ethics of representation. When the Kony 2012 video went viral, it sparked numerous conversations about Wes…


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Introduction to “Ethnographer as Activist”

Alexandra Frankel , February 17th, 2017


Grappling with Ethnography and Advocacy in the Field What follows is a transcribed conversation between the authors. It has been edited for length and clarity. iStock Haley Bryant:…


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