At the same time, his experiment in the application of ethnographic methods to The case study at the center of Direct Action is the organizing and events that led David Graeber is an anthropologist and activist who teaches at the University. Direct Action*a thorough analysis of the ‘invisible architecture’ (p. ) of the At the start of this weighty ethnographic tome, David Graeber is in the early years. Request PDF on ResearchGate | Direct action: an ethnography | In the best tradition of participant-observation, anthropologist David Graeber undertakes the first.
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Direct action: an ethnography
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Radical publishing and distribution since Oct 8, ISBN Details In the best tradition of participant-observation, anthropologist David Graeber undertakes the first dirfct ethnographic study of the global justice movement. Starting from the assumption that, when dealing with possibilities of global transformation and emerging political forms, a disinterested, “objective” perspective is impossible, he writes as both scholar and activist.
At the same time, his experiment in the application of ethnographic methods to important ongoing political events is a serious and unique contribution to the field of anthropology, as well as an inquiry into anthropology’s political implications. Written in a clear, accessible style with a minimum of academic jargonthis study brings readers behind the scenes of a movement that has changed the terms of debate about world power relations.
From informal conversations in coffee shops to large “spokescouncil” planning meetings and teargas-drenched street actions, Graeber paints a vivid and fascinating picture. Along the way, he addresses matters of deep interest to anthropologists: David Graeber is an anthropologist and activist who teaches at the University of London.
Direct Action: An Ethnography
Active in numerous direct-action political organizations, he is the author of Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology ; Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value ; and Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire.
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