The Resource Being there : the necessity of fieldwork, Daniel Bradburd

Being there : the necessity of fieldwork, Daniel Bradburd

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Being there : the necessity of fieldwork
Title
Being there
Title remainder
the necessity of fieldwork
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Bradburd
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on the extraordinary and everyday events of his two years among the Komachi nomads of the southern Iran, Daniel Bradburd shows how direct interaction with another culture can provide the intense, forceful encounters essential to anthropological understanding. In Being There, lively accounts of his fieldwork illuminate not only the complexities of Komachi life but also toward comprehending a culture. Bradburd also explores the differences between anthropological and other kinds of experience by comparing his interpretations of Iranian culture with those of four nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century travelers in the region. The accounts of a young adventurer, a seasoned travel writer, a pre-World War I intelligence officer, and the wife of Britain's ambassador include observations that, when stripped of their Victorian trappings, often parallel Bradburd's own. Defining ethnography as the constant attempt to put specific events and encounters into a fuller context, Bradburd counters that field work virtually forces understanding on those who practice it. Exploring the role of the anthropologist as an interpreter of culture, he contends that the knowledge achieved through field experience holds the potential for bridging the world's increasing - and increasingly destructive - cultural divisions
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bradburd, Daniel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS269.K65
LC item number
B75 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Komachi (Iranian people)
  • Komachi (Iranian people)
  • Shepherds
  • Social classes
  • Social conflict
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Komachi (Peuple d'Iran)
  • Komachi (Peuple d'Iran)
  • Bergers
  • Classes sociales
  • Conflits sociaux
  • Ethnologie
  • Ethnologie
  • Veldwerk
  • Culturele antropologie
  • Nomaden
  • Pasteurs
  • Komachi (peuple d'Iran)
  • Soziale Situation
  • Kirmān (Iran : Province)
  • Kermān (Iran : Ostān)
  • Kermān (Iran ; province)
Label
Being there : the necessity of fieldwork, Daniel Bradburd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 186 pages
Isbn
9781560987536
Lccn
97038155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37606330
  • (OCoLC)ocm37606330
Label
Being there : the necessity of fieldwork, Daniel Bradburd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 186 pages
Isbn
9781560987536
Lccn
97038155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37606330
  • (OCoLC)ocm37606330

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