As Trigger (2011:236) points out, in Australia applied anthropology
continues to be the subject of rigorous post-colonial critique, criticised for its function as an instrument of government power from both within the discipline and without (see, for example, Cowlishaw 2003, 2010; Lattas and Morris 2010; Nakata 2007).
Participatory Research: Implications for Applied Anthropology
Practicing Anthropology 19(3):2-7.
Gibson, "Collaborative Educational Ethnography: Problems and Profits," Collaborative Research and Social Change: Applied Anthropology
in Action, ed.
at the University of South Florida
1979) The Counter-revolutionary Tradition in African Studies: The Case of Applied Anthropology
Debates concerning the merits of applied anthropology
have long beset the discipline.
Luzbetak was best known for his Church and Cultures: An Applied Anthropology
for the Religious Worker (1963, 1989).
He is also a founding president of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada and a co-founder of Applied Anthropology
The book addresses the perspectives of clinically applied anthropology
, trans-cultural psychiatry and the medical ecology, critical medical anthropology and symbolic paradigms as frameworks for enhanced comprehension of health and the medical encounter.
Although I would staunchly defend the equal validity of applied anthropology
and its potential to produce leading edge research, it remains that, immersed in interdisciplinary contexts, it is sometimes difficult for practitioners to avoid being suborned into producing the kind of atheoretical writing that one might describe as 'UN-speak' or 'policy report language', and there is some small evidence of this here.
She is graduating from a distinguished college with a degree in applied anthropology
, ready to tackle public health dilemmas through multi-cultural community wellness programs.
Beyond its academic import, work of this kind provides an important resource for applied anthropology
, illuminating the cultural matrices that underpin the local emplacement of forms of knowledge and action originating from the 'developed' world.