Anthropologists in the Field: Cases in Participant Observation

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Michael V. Angrosino is Professor of Anthropology and Religious Studies at the University of South Florida. He is an applied anthropologist and oral historian specializing in mental health policy and service delivery, and in the influence of organized religious bodies on social policy. His most recent books include: Opportunity House: Ethnographic Stories of Mental Retardation (AltaMira, 1999); Talking About Cultural Diversity (AltaMira, 2001); Doing Cultural Anthropology (Waveland, 2002); and The Culture of the Sacred (Waveland, forthcoming 2004).

Susan Beckerleg is an applied anthropologist with over twenty years' experience in development issues, particularly international health, in East and West Africa, and the Middle East. Her interests include sexual health, illicit drug use, and the interface between traditional medicine and Western medicine. In 1995 she cofounded the Omari Project, a local Kenyan organization that aims to treat and prevent heroin use. She has worked with Gillian Lewando Hundt since 1994, first in Palestine and Israel and then in Kenya. She works freelance and is also an Associate Research Fellow of the Institute of Health at the University of Warwick.

Jim Birckhead is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and member of the Johnstone Centre (Research in Natural Resources and Society) at Charles Sturt University, Albury, N.S.W, Australia. His research interests include indigenous connection to "country," participatory approaches to conservation and development, anthropology of religion, and the cultural politics of "tradition" with respect to "Appalachia" and indigenous Australia. He is a coauthor of Culture, Conservation, and Biodiversity (Wiley, 1996).

John M. Coggeshall is a Professor of Anthropology at Clemson University (South Carolina). He has published on prison culture, U.S. regional folklife, vernacular architecture, sustainable tourism, and pedagogy. His current interests are in heritage tourism and regional folklife. Significant recent publications include "'Ladies' Behind Bars: A Liminal Gender as Cultural Mirror," in The Best of Anthropology Today (Routledge, 2002); Carolina Piedmont Country (University

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