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ERIC Number: EJ1034937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-6
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
More than Playgrounds: Locating the Lingering Traces of Educational Anthropology
Vasudevan, Lalitha
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v45 n3 p235-240 Sep 2014
When anthropologists of education, who embrace an activist or action-focused orientation, locate their work within community-based settings, they bear a responsibility to act in ways that not only produce new knowledge but that are also responsive to the immediate circumstances. Katherine Schultz's Presidential Address evokes two related tensions: one is a tension of temporality wherein the contexts of our research may seek and demand greater urgency in how we enact ourselves than may be typical of anthropological work. A second tension involves how knowledge is produced in and about these contexts. Both of these tensions are explored through a discussion of Kathy's research and a long-term, community-based project located in an alternative to detention program where I have been engaged in participatory ethnographic research for close to a decade.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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