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Engaged Observer

Anthropology, Advocacy, and Activism

Rutgers University Press

Anthropology has long been associated with an ethos of “engagement.” The field’s core methods and practices involve long-term interpersonal contact between researchers and their study participants, giving major research topics in the field a distinctively human face. Can research findings be authentic and objective? Are anthropologists able to use their data to aid the participants of their study, and is that aid always welcome?

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Dissident Women

Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas

University of Texas Press
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Indigenous Women and Violence

Feminist Activist Research in Heightened States of Injustice

The University of Arizona Press

Indigenous Women and Violence offers an intimate view of how settler colonialism and other structural forms of power and inequality created accumulated violences in the lives of Indigenous women. The chapters in this book are engaged, feminist, collaborative, and activism focused, conveying powerful messages about the resilience of Indigenous women in the face of violence and systemic oppression.

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