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Description - The Vulnerable Observer by Ruth Behar

Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice. She does so in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling, not only in contemporary anthropology, but in all acts of witnessing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807046319
ISBN-10: 0807046310
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ruth Behar

Ruth Behar-ethnographer, essayist, editor, and poet-is professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She gained national prominence with her book Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza's Story. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellows Award and a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship.

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