The model or ideal western childhood contained in the

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‘The model or ideal Western childhood contained in the UN Convention of Rights of Child includes the idea that, as Montgomery puts it…°The problems with this standar is that it fits so poorly with understanding of childhood, in which, for example, children are expected (or needed) to work…
°°Still, what about child prostitution?
oWhat are the structural conditions?oHow is “child” and “duty” operative in a community?oWhat activities might substitute for the income that this practice generates?
Engaged Anthropology°“Engaged Anthropology”°°Today’s GoalsStudying crisisStudying assistance: applied vs critical approaches“saving the world”: lessons from engaged anthro°°An age of CrisisInter-ethnic/internecine and international conflictsTerrorismConflicts over resource accessEnvironmental disastersPovertyGlobal capitalism°°Studying Activism and Protest°Studying the social effects of war and disaster°Studying humanitarian crisesSyrians fleeing isisSyrian refugee camps°Studying climate changeCarbon emissionsSea level risksDesertificationClimate change and cultural practicesoSusan Crate on Siberia’s Sakha folk understandings of earlier spring cyclesClimate change and bureaucratic oLahsen’s work on the UN bodies that seek to govern carbon emissionsClimate refugees°Studying Global (mental) health°°°2. Studying Assistance°°The world responds°From humanitarian crisis to response:Dramatic rise of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)Intergovernmental organizations (e.g. UN, IMF, IADB)State government agenices (e.g. USAID)°This leads to “assistance” being offered in cross-cultural contextsA place for anthroBut what kind?Applied vs. critical°°Applied anthro:“The subfield of anthro in which anthropologists use info gathered from the other anthropologists specialities to solve practical cross-cultural problems”oanthros can work as (or among) physicians; on behalf of intergovernmental organizations (WHO, IMF, World Bank, UN); or for NGOsPaul Farmer
MD, PhD, a medical anthropologist who is also board certified in internal medicineand infectious disesaseFounder of partners in healthWorks on healt equality, esp tuberculosis and HIV in impoverished areasProvides free medicine and services°°Brandon KortPhysciatrist and AnthroDraws on ethnographic research to determine how locals view in order to improvepsych servicesContext: post-war relocation of Nepali and Nepali Butanese refugees, many of whom have suffered torture

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