Tsunami and Civil War in Sri Lanka: An Anthropologist Confronts the Real World

@article{Mcgilvray2006TsunamiAC,
  title={Tsunami and Civil War in Sri Lanka: An Anthropologist Confronts the Real World},
  author={Dennis B. Mcgilvray},
  journal={India Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={372 - 393}
}
Recent calls for a new “public anthropology” to promote greater visibility for ethnographic research in the eyes of the press and the general public, and to bolster the courage of anthropologists to address urgent issues of the day, are laudable although probably also too hopeful. Yet, while public anthropology could certainly be more salient in American life, it already exists in parts of the world such as Sri Lanka where social change, ethnic conflict, and natural catastrophe have unavoidably… Expand
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