Public Ethnography

Short Seminar

February 23–24, 2005

In hopes of educating and moving the public to action, “Public Ethnography,” a short seminar chaired by Barbara Tedlock and Nancy Owen Lewis, developed a proposal for a book series on the topic that is “socially grounded and emotionally engaged, participatory, collaborative, and well-written.” Joined by SAR Press Director James Brooks in one session, the participants agreed that an editorial board for the series should mentor authors through the entire book cycle, from manuscript development and research to publicity and distribution

Nancy Owen Lewis, Chair Director, Academic Programs, School for Advanced Research Facilitator
Barbara Tedlock, Chair Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo Participant Observation, Public Ethnography, and Moral Entrepreneurship
Noel Chrisman Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, University of Washington Ethnographies Needed for Teaching Clinicians
Michael Fischer Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Emergent Forms of Life and Public Ethnography
Gelya Frank Professor, Departments of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy and Anthropology, University of Southern California Public Ethnography: A Preliminary Market Approach
Barbara Rose Johnston Senior Research Fellow, Center for Political Ecology The Praxis and Ethics of Public Ethnography: Power Relationships and Ethical Dilemmas
Louise Lamphere Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico The Nature of Collaboration in Public Ethnography and Reaching Beyond Academia
James L. Peacock Kenan Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill How Does Public Ethnography Link to Public Anthropology, Conceptually and in Practice
Roger Sanjek Professor, Department of Anthropology, Queens College, City University of New York How Books by Anthropologists Can Reach a Broader Audience
Linda M. Whiteford Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida The Role of Public Ethnography in Connecting the Local with the Global in Disaster Work

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