The Anthropologist as Terrorist

The Anthropologist as Terrorist - Joseba Zulaika,"The...

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Joseba Zulaika, "The Anthropologist as Terrorist" [Basque], in Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Survival, Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius C.G.M. Robben, eds., Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, pp. 205-222. Professor Joseba Zulaika teaches Anthropology and Basque Studies at the University of Nevada in Reno. He has a Ph.D. from Princeton University. His interests are symbolic anthropology, discourse of terrorism, and Basque country of northern Spain and southern France. In 1988, Zulaika published his book Basque Violence: Metaphor and Sacrament (University of Nevada Press). As both anthropologist and Basque he returns to his home community (birthplace) to study the political violence of terrorism. His aim is to find meaning in the violence, that is, to understand as well as know it. The author is faced with at least three dilemmas which he repeatedly wrestles with in his essay. The first dilemma is that the author is simultaneously ethnographer and villager, outsider and insider, observer and participant, not one or the other. The second dilemma is that in the same community [village to world] the exact same act of violence may
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