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If Truth Be Told: The Politics of Public Ethnography

By Didier Fassin Published 2017

Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has edited If Truth Be Told: The Politics of Public Ethnography (Duke University Press, 2017), which includes contributions by former Members Lucas Bessire, Gabriella Coleman, Vincent Dubois, Nadia Abu El-Haj, Sherine F. Hamdy, and former Visitor João Biehl. With case studies from five continents, this collection signals the global impact of the questions that the publicization of ethnography raises about the public sphere, the role of the academy, and the responsibilities of social scientists.