BOOKS RECEIVED: Peter Pepe and Joseph W. Zarzynski, “Documentary Filmmaking for Archaeologists” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
Documentary filmmaker Peter Pepe and historical archaeologist Joseph W. Zarzynski provide a concise guide to filmmaking designed to help archaeologists navigate the unfamiliar world of documentary film. They offer a step-by-step description of the process of making a documentary, everything… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Strauss, Rupp and Love, eds., “Cultures of Energy: Power, Practices, Technologies” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
This path-breaking volume explores cultures of energy, the underlying but under-appreciated dimensions of both crisis and innovation in resource use around the globe. Theoretical chapters situate pressing energy issues in larger conceptual frames, and ethnographic case studies reveal energy as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sam Ladner, “Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in the Private Sector” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Ethnography is an increasingly important research method in the private sector, yet ethnographic literature continues to focus on an academic audience. Sam Ladner fills the gap by advancing rigorous ethnographic practice that is tailored to corporate settings where colleagues are… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Roland Littlewood, ed., “On Knowing and Not Knowing in the Anthropology of Medicine” (Left Coast Press, 2007)
Social scientific studies of medicine typically assume that systems of medical knowledge are uniform and consistent. But while anthropologists have long rejected the notion that cultures are discrete, bounded, and rule-drive entities, medical anthropology has been slower to develop alternative… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Gubrium, Harper, and Otanez, eds., “Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
This collection of original articles, a companion to the authors’ Participatory Visual and Digital Methods, illustrates how innovative visual and digital research techniques are being used in various field projects in health care, environmental policy, urban planning, education and youth… Read More
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