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Battling the Buddha of LoveA Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built$
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Jessica Marie Falcone

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501723469

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.001.0001

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Reflections on Engaged Anthropology

(p.214) Chapter 9 Compassion/KARUNA
Battling the Buddha of Love

Jessica Marie Falcone

Cornell University Press

This chapter focuses on the positionality and ethical challenges faced by the author. As a Buddhist and an anthropologist, the author struggled with how to be faithful to her beliefs, her scholarship and her advocacy work all at once. This chapter speaks to the complexity of participant observation, advocacy anthropology and ethnographic writing.

Keywords:   Advocacy anthropology, Reflexivity, Positionality, Anthropological methods

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