In the past ten years there has been a shift in the field of anthropology towards working with and studying organisations. Anthropologists Inside Organisations addresses this need by bringing together seven diverse case studies based in/on South Asian countries, analysing how anthropologists have negotiated issues that arise from interacting with organisations. The book emphasises methodology and fresh empirical research. It also provides rich and detailed examples of how different researchers have managed to work within constraints imposed by organizations.

Reflections on Organisational Anthropology

Reflections on organisational anthropology
DavidLewis

Organisational anthropology is alive and well! The seven ethnographies contained in this book present research undertaken by a group of young anthropologists, most with strong links to the subcontinent, reporting on recent fieldwork undertaken in the health and education sectors in a variety of settings in South Asia and in Europe. The organisations under study here are quite diverse, from the currently fashionable (in policy circles) faith based organisations (FBOs) that seek to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS in India to the activities of (currently less fashionable!) non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that seek to establish effective ways of working with sex workers in Bangladesh. The chapters in this book, in different ways, throw light on three important areas of ...

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