Applied Anthropology Tools and Perspectives for Contemporary Practice

ISBN-10: 0205414095

ISBN-13: 9780205414093

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

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List price: $103.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Alexander M. Ervin is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan, where his specialties include applied anthropology, political ecology, social movements, and cultural change. He is the author of Applied Anthropology: Tools and Perspective for Contemporary Practice and other books.

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Orientations to an Anthropology of Policy and Practice
A Brief History of Applied Anthropology
Ethics in Applied Research and Practice
Policy Analysis and Practice
What Is Policy and How Does It Relate to Anthropology?
Strengths, Weaknesses, and Future Directions in Policy Analysis and Practice
Needs Assessment
Program Evaluation
Social Impact Assessment
Some Recent Trends in the Application of Environmental Anthropology
Advocacy Anthropology
Methods for Applied Research
Ethnography: Participant Observation and Key-Informant Interviewing
Focus Groups and Other Group-Interviewing Techniques
Quantification through Social Indicators and Questionnaires
Rapid Assessment Procedures (RAPs)
Participatory Research
Conclusions
Some Principles for More Effective Practice
Becoming a Professional
Some Course Assignments for Applied Anthropology
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index
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