The Uncaring, Intricate World: A Field Diary, Zambezi Valley, 1984-1985

Author:   Pamela Reynolds ,  Todd Meyers
Publisher:   Duke University Press
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Pages:   208
Publication Date:   26 July 2019
Format:   Hardback
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The Uncaring, Intricate World: A Field Diary, Zambezi Valley, 1984-1985


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In the 1950s the colonial British government in Northern and Southern Rhodesia (present-day Zambia and Zimbabwe) began construction on a large hydroelectric dam that created Lake Kariba and dislocated nearly 60,000 indigenous residents. Three decades later, Pamela Reynolds began fieldwork with the Tonga people to study the lasting effects of the dispossession of their land on their lives. In The Uncaring, Intricate World Reynolds shares her field diary, in which she records her efforts to study children and their labor and, by doing so, exposes the character of everyday life. More than a memoir, her diary captures the range of pleasures, difficulties, frustrations, contradictions, and grappling with ethical questions that all anthropologists experience in the field. The Uncaring, Intricate World concludes with afterwords by Jane I. Guyer and Julie Livingston, who critically reflect on its context, its meaning for today, and relevance to conducting anthropological work.

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Author:   Pamela Reynolds ,  Todd Meyers
Publisher:   Duke University Press
Imprint:   Duke University Press
Weight:   0.431kg
ISBN:  

9781478004066


ISBN 10:   1478004061
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   26 July 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix Foreword. The Unsubstantial Territory / Todd Meyers xi Introduction 1 A Field Diary 31 Afterword. Noticing Life, Matters Arising / Jane I. Guyer 173 Afterword. Sitting Quietly, Traveling in Time / Julie Livingston 175 Glossary 179 Bibliography 185 Index 189

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Pamela Reynolds is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University, Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town, and author of War in Worcester: Youth and the Apartheid State. Todd Meyers is Associate Professor of Anthropology at New York University, Shanghai.

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