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The Vulnerable Observer

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Written by Ruth BeharAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ruth Behar

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
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  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • On Sale: November 6, 1997
  • Price: $19.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8070-4631-9 (0-8070-4631-0)
about this book

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.

“Behar has convinced me that ethnographic empathy will produce an anthropology that has greater meaning than the distanced and detached academic anthropology of the past.” - Barbara Fisher, The Boston Globe

“Her luminous essays build cultural bridges and challenge conventional ways of doing anthropology.”- Publishers Weekly

“As ‘a woman of the border’ . . . [Behar] infuses her vision with insight, candor and compassion.” - Diane Cole, The New York Times Book Review

“A story that engages the emotions. Making the past visible, she preserves it against oblivion.” - Stanley Trachtenberg, The Washington Post Book World