"Didier Fassin, known for his elegant writings on the possibilities of a contemporary 'public anthropology,' has brought together a collection of fascinating, diverse, and well-written accounts of anthropologists whose research either unexpectedly reached the public's gaze or had ambitions for making a public impact. This volume dramatically and effectively exposes the critical edges and binds of the uses of ethnography in a variety of public circumstances. In so doing it makes a major advance." — George E. Marcus, coauthor of Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary
"This excellent and important collection sensitizes its readers to the highly varied contexts of the practice of public ethnography, taking a step toward making it more fully integrated into comparative anthropology. The essays go beyond the mere approval of public ethnography as a matter of principle while showing that its concrete practice can be a difficult and sometimes frustrating one." — Ulf Hannerz, author of Anthropology's World: Life in a Twenty-First-Century Discipline
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