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Profiles of Anthropological Praxis: An International Casebook

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Profiles of Anthropological Praxis

An International Casebook

Edited by Terry M. Redding and Charles C. Cheney

Foreword by Shirley J. Fiske and Robert M. Wulff
Afterword by Riall W. Nolan

326 pages, 13 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-466-1 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (May 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-467-8 eBook Not Yet Published

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“This book is terrific!  The reader gets to travel around the world with different anthropologists, get exposed to important issues of the day, and observe how those anthropologists try to address those issues.  Each chapter sheds light on how anthropologists bring their knowledge, perspective and skills together to make the world a better place.” • Elizabeth K. Briody, Purdue University

“This volume is a relevant, timely, and valuable contribution to anthropological praxis. Each case study illustrates the theoretical rigor, ethnographic expertise, and ethical principles that inform the anthropological study of human problems across regions and field sites.” • Kathryn A. Kozaitis, Georgia State University


The book Profiles of Anthropological Praxis is something of a sequel to Anthropological Praxis: Translating Knowledge into Action, published in 1987 (Westview Press).  As a casebook of anthropological projects, the new version shares a fascinating breadth of award-winning projects undertaken by applied anthropologists to address the needs of an array of stakeholders and situations. Each chapter will describe a problem and how a project attempted to address it with the following structure: Problem Overview, Project Description, Anthropologist’s Role and Impact, Outcomes, and the Anthropological Difference – that is, how the unique approaches of anthropology were effectively applied to address human problems.

Terry M. Redding is currently a Strategic Communications Specialist with a maternal and child health project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He has served as president of the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists and as communications chair for the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology.

Charles C. Cheney served as director of sociocultural research in the departments of community medicine and psychiatry of Baylor College of Medicine, and was later the program development director for the National Association of Community Health Centers. He is also a past president of the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists.

Subject: Applied Anthropology Theory and Methodology


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