Anthropology and the Engaged University: New Vision for the Discipline within Higher Education

Author:   Linda A. Bennett ,  Linda M. Whiteford ,  David Himmelgreen ,  Satish Kedia
Publisher:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Pages:   204
Publication Date:   17 January 2014
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The case studies in this volume demonstrate how community engagement and public scholarship are applied as vibrant and inventive responses to the need for increased relevance in higher education. The chapters reflect the myriad of ways in which anthropologists conceptualize and do community engagement in nine large public universities as they connect anthropology to the needs and priorities of off campus constituencies. Each chapter embodies the Carnegie definition of community engagement. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge an resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good. (Carnegie Classifications website 2013). In addition, the volume includes Lessons Learned from the experiences of the nine universities to help those faculty, students, and administrators who wish to imbue increased meaning and excitement in their teaching and research.

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Author:   Linda A. Bennett ,  Linda M. Whiteford ,  David Himmelgreen ,  Satish Kedia
Publisher:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 17.90cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 25.70cm
Weight:   0.348kg
ISBN:  

9781118905081


ISBN 10:   1118905083
Pages:   204
Publication Date:   17 January 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Linda A. Bennett is an associate professor of anthropology at Memphis State University and coordinates the research and training M.A. medical anthropology program. She received her M.A. from Indiana University and her Ph.D. from American University in sociocultural anthropology. As a member of the research faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University Medical Center, she conducted more than a decade of research on family rituals and alcoholism. For several years she has done applied clinical research on alcoholism treatment and collaborative fieldwork in biocultural anthropology in Yugoslavia. Currently at-large member of the governing council of NAPA and coprogram organizer for MSAPA, she was a board member of WAPA from 1981-84; a cofounder of The Alcohol and Drug Study Group; and on the governing council of the Anthropological Society of Washington from 1978-86. She is the author of Personal Choice in Ethnic Identity Maintenance: Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes in Washington, DC.; coeditor of The American Experience with Alcohol: Contrasting Cultural Perspectives; coauthor of The Alcoholic Family; and author of Treating Alcoholism in a Yugoslav Fashion, East European Quarterly; Alcohol in Context: Anthropological Perspectives, Drugs and Society; and Family, Culture and Alcohol, Recent Developments in Alcoholism. Currently, she is beginning a longitudinal study of depression among treated substance abusers in Memphis.

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