That Will Not Be Easy for Anthropology

Four Risks Worth Taking

This is a comment page on Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s final chapter, “Making Sense” (117-139) in Global Transformations. Trouillot outlines four risks worth taking on p.136 and comments that “institutionalized anthropology has tended to choose comfort over risk, masking the relevance of its debates and positions and avoiding a public role” (2003:137).

This reading concludes the Hartwick Cultural Anthropology 2016 course.


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