When: April 30th, 4:00 pm
Where: Mann Library, 237 Mann Drive, Ithaca, NY 14853
Challenged to become more actively engaged with and play a larger role in democratizing society, universities are partnering with people to reduce inequities and provide greater access to knowledge gained from anthropological research. This engaged stance moves the application of theory, methods and practice toward action and activism, and reduces disparities in underserved communities.
Sam Beck will discuss his book Toward Engaged Anthropology in a Chats in the Stacks book talk.
Beck is a senior lecturer in the College of Human Ecology and director of Cornell’s Urban Semester Program.
The book, published in July 2013 and co-edited by Beck and Carl A. Maida, offers essays by seven experts on a new form of engaged, public anthropology that is taking hold in the field for its promise to address social and economic disparities found in many communities and social groups.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.