Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco (Paperback)

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By Paul Rabinow, Robert N. Bellah (Foreword by), Pierre Bourdieu (Afterword by)
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In this landmark study, now celebrating thirty years in print, Paul Rabinow takes as his focus the fieldwork that anthropologists do. How valid is the process? To what extent do the cultural data become artifacts of the interaction between anthropologist and informants? Having first published a more standard ethnographic study about Morocco, Rabinow here describes a series of encounters with his informants in that study, from a French innkeeper clinging to the vestiges of a colonial past, to the rural descendants of a seventeenth-century saint. In a new preface Rabinow considers the thirty-year life of this remarkable book and his own distinguished career.

About the Author

Paul Rabinow is Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many books, including, most recently, A Machine to Make a Future: Biotech Chronicles, with Talia Dan-Cohen (2004).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520251779
ISBN-10: 0520251776
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2007
Pages: 172
Language: English