ISBN 9788178298863,Anthropologists Inside Organisations : South Asian Case Studies

Anthropologists Inside Organisations : South Asian Case Studies


Devi Sridhar


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788178298863

ISBN-10 8178298864

Hard Back

Number of Pages 184 Pages
Language (English)

Gender studies

Anthropologists Inside Organisations: South Asian Case Studies responds to a shift in anthropology over the past decade towards working with and studying organisations. This book brings together seven fresh case studies on how anthropologists have negotiated the issues related to interacting with organisations. While providing examples of how research has been conducted inside and with organisations, the collection also offers analyses of the methodological issues that researchers face. All the case studies in this volume are based on South Asia or South Asians. With an emphasis on methodology, these will prove to be a significant source of information for students, researchers and academics working in the areas of development studies, socio-cultural anthropology, public health, education, sociology, political science and social work. Table of Contents List of Abbreviations Acknowledgements Anthropologists Working with and in Organisations DEVI SRIDHAR I: HEALTH Researching Faith-based Organisations in India NATHAN GRILLS Qualitative Research on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS with Mumbai Sex Workers ARAVINDA MEERA GUNTUPALLI Inside Case Study Methodology: Conceptions of STIs and Health-seeking Behaviour among Street-based Sex Workers in Chittagong, Bangladesh SONALI SRIVASTAVA Towards an Understanding of the Field within the Field: Researching Female Infanticide by Researching NGOs in Tamil Nadu SHAHID PERWEZ Studying World Bank Nutrition Politics and Policy in Tamil Nadu DEVI SRIDHAR II: EDUCATION From Schools to Secretariats: Crossing Organisational Boundaries in Fieldwork in Uttar Pradesh PRACHI SRIVASTAVA Ethnographic Research in a Muslim School SADAF RIZVI Reflections on Organisational Anthropology DAVID LEWIS Consolidated Bibliography Index