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Making danger a calling: anthropology, violence and the dilemmas of participant observation

Rodgers, Dennis (2001) Making danger a calling: anthropology, violence and the dilemmas of participant observation. Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 1, 6. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper contains reflections on the experience of fieldwork carried out in Nicaragua into urban gangs in Managua. It examines the dilemmas encountered by an anthropologist employing participant observation, in which he became accepted as a member of a gang. In the process, it provides an original insight into the inner workings of such urban gangs.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.crisisstates.com/Publications/publicati...
Additional Information: © 2001 Dennis Rodgers
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre
Departments > International Development
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 6
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2010 11:34
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28314/

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