Theory & Practice of Ethnography: Readings from the Periphery Edited by Eswarappa Kasi and Ramesh C. Malik (2009). Jaipur: Rawat Publications: ISBN 81-316-0306-7, 356 pages; Rs. 950.
Theory and Practice of Ethnography is an anthology of research papers contributed by illustrious scholars both from India and abroad. It accentuates theoretical and empirical layout of the Ethnography, language, Literature, Culture, Rethinking History and Social Development. Ethnography is highly entertained in the search of the concept of the other, which is also elaborately discussed in the book. Its main emphasis is on the deprivation- economic, social. cultural and linguistic- among the marginalized groups of Indian society, such as women, tribals, and the downtrodden. Ethnography is both a process and a product; in this direction, the entire exercise in this volume focuses on applying the different methodological tools of ethnography.
We hope that students, researchers, teachers and policy makers working in the areas of anthropology, culture studies, sociology, public policy, history, literature, applied linguistics, folklore, development studies and general readers of social history will find this volume quite interesting and useful.
Eswarappa Kasi is currently Guest Faculty at the Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. His interests include anthropology of livelihoods, tribal and marginal communities and their development. He has edited/co-edited many books. His new Book titled 'Anthropology and Development in a Globalized India: An Ethnography of Sericulture from the South' CSP, 2009. He was a co-guest editor of a special issue of Man in India on 'Issues and Perspectives in Anthropology Today:
Ramesh C. Malik is a UGCSenior Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies (CAlTS), School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, HydNabad. His research interests are translation studies, literary studies and ethnographic studies. Hehas published many papers in nationaljournals and co-edited two books.