Embedding Ethics: Shifting Boundaries of the Anthropological Profession

Synopsis

Embedding Ethics questions why ethics have been divorced from scientific expertise. Invoking different disciplinary practices from biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology, contributors show how ethics should be resituated at the heart of, rather than exterior to, scientific activity. Positioning the researcher as a negotiator of significant truths rather than an adjudicator of a priori precepts enables contributors to relocate ethics in new sets of social and scientific relationships triggered by recent globalization processes--from new forms of intellectual and cultural ownership to accountability in governance, and the very ways in which people are studied. Case studies from ethnographic research, museum display, archaeological fieldwork and professional monitoring illustrate both best practice and potential pitfalls.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Lynn Meskell
  • Peter Pels
  • Jonathan Marks
  • Alison Wylie
  • Joel S. Kahn
  • Lynn Meskell
  • Peter Pels
  • Jonathan Marks
  • Alison Wylie
  • Joel S. Kahn
  • Pradeep Jeganathan
  • Martin Hall
  • Glenn Davis Stone
  • Craig Howe
  • Don Brenneis
  • Rosemary A. Joyce
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2005