Collaborative methods: A comparison of subfield styles

Saul Schwartz, Rena Lederman

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    Collaborative research partnerships between academic anthropologists and host or descendant communities are becoming more popular in anthropology. The reviewed books demonstrate there are different understandings of what collaboration means for professional identities and expertise across subfields. Therefore, such partnerships are unlikely to promote cross-subfield integration. Nevertheless, while their collaborative styles diverge, the reviewed authors are motivated by a shared interpretation of disciplinary responsibilities and opportunities that emerges from anthropology's longstanding commitment to fieldwork and also reflects post-World War II historical transformations. Their shared interpretation raises challenging questions for the discipline at large about professional practices like evaluation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)53-77
    Number of pages25
    JournalReviews in Anthropology
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 2011

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Cultural Studies
    • Anthropology


    • Audience
    • Collaborative anthropology
    • Disciplinarity
    • Evaluation
    • Expertise
    • Research methods
    • Subfields


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