Violence by Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi
(Encounters Experience and Anthropological Knowledge)

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Violence takes many forms. From large-scale acts of terrorism to assaults on single individuals, violence is a defining force in shaping human experience and a central theme in anthropological study. Violence: Ethnographic Encounters presents a set of vivid first-hand accounts of fieldwork experiences of violence. The examples range across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and illustrate instances of state terror, insurgency, communal violence, war, prison violence, class conflict, security measures, and sexual violence. How do these anthropologists come to know a place through such violent experience? Why do they not leave such scenes? What insights follow from such experience? Violence: Ethnographic Encounters offers readers a broad anthropological study of violence through personal encounters.

About Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

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Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, USA.
Published August 1, 2009 by Berg Publishers. 177 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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