anthro10-30 - 1 Ethnography, Ethics & Perspectives on...

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1 Perspectives on Poverty Philippe Bourgois Bourgois’ Work • Doing fieldwork • Ethics of fieldwork • Cultural relativism Doing Fieldwork: Drug dealers in Puerto Rican East Harlem Research Q: global context. – Wants to understand inequality and  structural violence:  the ways in which social systems of power do violence to people and populations in everday life - there is a apartheid (an apartness like In south Africa were segregation  happened). Talks about an apartheid that is economics were people can not  really get ahead. . To keep people in poverty is an act of violence  Fosters public debate about human costs of poverty. By going into a place to understand it, we can make a change. Blame it on the individual or society? PB says it’s a
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