The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart

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By Ruth Behar

Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar bargains a brand new concept and perform for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that's lived and written in a private voice. She does so within the wish that it'll lead us towards better intensity of figuring out and feeling, not just in modern anthropology, yet in all acts of witnessing.

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