This book is a collection of original case studies describing anthropological knowledge successfully translated into action. It describes the targeted problem or issue, his or her role as an anthropologist, the specific anthropological skills or knowledge used, and the results of the work.
Introduction Part 1: Information Production: Defining the Problem 1. The Planning of Health Education Strategies in Swaziland 2. Measuring the Unmeasurable: A Microregional Study of an Undocumented Population 3. Issue-Centered Social Impact Assessment 4. Practicing Sociomedicine: Redefining the Problem of Infant Mortality in Washington 5. The International Sorghum/Millet Research Project Part 2: Policy Formulation: Choosing an Alternative and Setting a Direction 6. The Integration of Modern and Traditional Health Sectors in Swaziland 7. Customary Law Development in Papua New Guinea 8. Redesigning Social Service Delivery Policy: The Anthropologist as Mediator 9. Activating Community Participation in a Southern Paiute Reservation Development Program Part 3: Planning and Implementation: Deciding what to do 10. FJUA Relocation: Applying Clinical Anthropology in a Troubled Situation 11. A Case of Lead Poisoning from Folk Remedies in Mexican American Communities 12. Intercultural Mediation at Truk International Airport 13. Promoting Socioculturally Feasible Housing and Community Upgrading Programs in Botswana 14. Designing Apache Homes with Apaches 15. Tribally Controlled Culture Change: The Northern Ute Language Renewal Project 16. Preserving Plants for Pomos 17. The Domestication of Wood in Haiti: A Case Study in Applied Evolution Part 4: Evaluation: Assessing what Happened 18. A National Ethnographic Evaluation of the Career Intern Program 19. Welfare Reform Before Its Time: The Evaluation of the Minnesota Work Equity Project 20. The Delivery of Rural Reproductive Medicine