Ethical Issues in Anthropological Research

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  • Author :Subir Biswas
  • Year of Publication :2014
  • ISBN: :9789351250906
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XII, 108
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Anthropology, Ethics and Values, Philosophy

About the Book :

Anthropologists criticize some components of bioethics because of their abstract principles derived from arm-chair philosophy and lack of cross-cultural analysis (and ethnocentric view) for that they prepare a readymade ethical code of conduct which may differ significantly from culture to culture. This volume aims to investigate such area of bioethics which may criticize in the light of anthropological fieldwork. The work also finds some area of bioethics to study cultural construct of morality including cross-cultural analysis keeping in mind cultural relativism in true sense. The present work is an outcome of national seminar entitled “Ethical Issues in Anthropological Research” organized by Department of Anthropology, West Bengal State University during 19-20 January, 2012. Hope this work will be of interest not only to anthropologists or scholars of related field but also funding agencies and participant/ beneficiaries of the said field.

About Author :

Subir Biswas is Professor and Former Head, Department of Anthropology, West Bengal State University, Barasat, Kolkata. Earlier he was an Assistant Professor at Department of Anthropology of North Bengal University (since 2001). His area of interests are Anthropological demography, Gender, Health and Bioethics. He has to his credit several research projects of UGC, ICSSR, CWS (NBU), UGC-IUC associateship at IIAS, Shimla; and successfully guided five doctorate scholars. He has published five edited books as well as several research articles of anthropological interests published in national and international journals.