Violence

Violence : Ethnographic Encounters

Edited by Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi , Contributions by Natasha Zaretsky , Contributions by Bilinda Straight , Contributions by Billie Jean Isbell , Contributions by John Borneman , Contributions by Annarose Pandey , Contributions by Kristen Drybread , Contributions by Brenda Maiale , Contributions by Diane E. King

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Violence takes many forms. From large-scale acts of terrorism to assaults on single individuals, violence is a defining force in shaping human experience and a central theme in anthropological study. Violence: Ethnographic Encounters presents a set of vivid first-hand accounts of fieldwork experiences of violence. The examples range across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and illustrate instances of state terror, insurgency, communal violence, war, prison violence, class conflict, security measures, and sexual violence. How do these anthropologists come to know a place through such violent experience? Why do they not leave such scenes? What insights follow from such experience? Violence: Ethnographic Encounters offers readers a broad anthropological study of violence through personal encounters.

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 14mm | 299.37g
  • 15 Sep 2009
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Berg Publishers
  • London
  • English
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  • 1847884164
  • 9781847884169
  • 1,285,913

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Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, USA.

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Compelling, riveting reading that will prove important to researchers. J.B. Wolford, CHOICE Magazine

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