Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Paul Rabinow
Afterword by Pierre Bourdieu
Foreword by Robert N. Bellah
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Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco by Paul Rabinow
Book DescriptionIn this landmark study, now celebrating thirty years in print, Paul Rabinow takes as his focus the fieldwork that anthropologists do. How valid is the process? To what extent do the cultural data become artifacts of the interaction between anthropologist and informants? Having first published a more standard ethnographic study about Morocco, Rabinow here describes a series of encounters with his informants in that study, from a French innkeeper clinging to the vestiges of a colonial past, to the rural descendants of a seventeenth-century saint. In a new preface, Rabinow considers the thirty-year life of this remarkable book and his own distinguished career.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520251779
(203mm x 127mm x 12mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Designing Human Practices, Paperback (June 2012)» View all books by Paul Rabinow
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Author Biography - Paul Rabinow
Paul Rabinow is Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many books, including, most recently, A Machine to Make a Future: Biotech Chronicles, with Talia Dan-Cohen (2004).
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