Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding

Title

Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding

Role

Co-editors: David Crawford and Rachel Newcomb

Contributing author: David Crawford

Files

Document Type

Book

Description/Summary

In addition to co-edting, David Crawford is a contributing author, "The Power of Babies".

Book description: Encountering Morocco introduces readers to life in this North African country through vivid accounts of fieldwork as personal experience and intellectual journey. We meet the contributors at diverse stages of their careers—from the unmarried researcher arriving for her first stint in the field to the seasoned fieldworker returning with spouse and children. They offer frank descriptions of what it means to take up residence in a place where one is regarded as an outsider, learn the language and local customs, and struggle to develop rapport. Moving reflections on friendship, kinship, and belief within the cross-cultural encounter reveal why study of Moroccan society has played such a seminal role in the development of cultural anthropology.

ISBN

9780253009111

Publication Date

2013

Publication Information

Crawford, David and Newcomb, Rachel. (2013). Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding . Indiana University Press. 2013.