Evaluating the Scholarly Achievement of Professor Elvi Whitaker: Essays in Philosophical Anthropology

Evaluating the Scholarly Achievement of Professor Elvi Whitaker: Essays in Philosophical Anthropology

By: Gregory V. Loewen (editor)Hardback

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This volume examines the relation between fieldwork, knowledge, values and regional identities from a wide range of angles and perspectives. It contains twelve essays that develop the discipline of philosophical anthropology. Professor Elvi Whittaker was uniquely located to absorb and put to use the post-war diffusion of epistemologies and methods in her work. More importantly, she was also ensconced in fieldwork situations which required of her the utmost ethical acuity - the socialization of health professionals, the rehabilitation of the mentally ill, the repatriation of aboriginal lands and resources. It was these experiences that shaped her scholarly writing and influenced her many doctoral students.


Introduction; Chapter 1. Intellect and Conscience in the Human Sciences (G.V. Loewen); Section I: Ethnography; Chapter 2. Meeting Strangers: The Rules of Engagement (Monique Layton); Chapter 3. Wilderness Journeys and Thinking with Anthropology (Ken Andrews); Chapter 4. Through a Forest Darkly: (un)homely stories in bone and ink and potter's clay... (Patricia Palulis); Chapter 5. Being Part of: Passing Words and Lasting Contacts (Mike Robinson); Section II: Epistemology; Chapter 6. 'Anthropology is Good to Think With' (Shelley Ruth Butler); Chapter 7. Interpretation in Anthropology: The state of the VBC Department at the Height of Elvi Whittaker's Influence (G.V. Loewen); Chapter 8. The Partial Knowledge of Dominant Social Locations: Parsing out Ideology from Situated Knowledge(s) (Jennifer L. Heller); Chapter 9. The Evaluated... (Kevin Kelpin); Section III: Ethics; Chapter 10. Reflexive Anthropology and Research Ethics: Elvi Whittaker's Contributions (Virginia Olesen); Chapter 11. Tuberculosis and the Ethics of Global Health Care (Peter H. Stephenson and Elizabeth Woodward); Chapter 12. Ethical Fieldwork in Unethical Fields (G.V. Loewen); References:.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773413085
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9780773413085
  • ISBN10: 0773413081

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