Dangerous Assumptions: Insidious Ideologies and Necessary Questions

Dangerous Assumptions: Insidious Ideologies and Necessary Questions

Submersion in unfamiliar social realities is a key personal and professional rite of passage for anthropologists. Although field research often causes culture shock—a deep and anguishing reassessment of all that one has heretofore assumed to be received wisdom—such forays into other cultural universes also engender invaluable insights into and compassion for others’ experiences and world views.