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The most valuable reflection on one of the central concerns of contemporary anthropology: to rehabilitate fieldwork as the essential core of the discipline’s specificity. The contributors vividly account how field immersion is always an arduous and delicate undertaking and how for the same reason it cannot be substituted by any expedient.
This remarkable volume brings together established as well as junior scholars to remember and reflect upon their field experiences, but what makes it truly fascinating is that it addresses South Asia as a whole. We learn how the national, cultural, and bureaucratic context in which fieldwork is conducted differs from country to country; how anthropologists have negotiated their relationships with their informants over time; how fieldwork can be carried out under dangerous conditions; and how serendipitous encounters generate new discoveries.
This edited volume, containing a collection of essays from established and new scholars, provides multiple dimensions to the understanding of fieldwork... [It] has some chapters that are absolute gems, raising crucial? questions about understanding fieldwork.??
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