Robert A. and Beverly H. Hackenberg

1998 Bronislaw Malinowski Award Recipients


malinowski_hackenberg.jpgIn recent years, anthropologists have sought to apply cost-effective solutions, tested overseas, to an expanding range of parallel problems appearing among cultural minorities within the United States. As federal services contract and funding sources diminish, interest in the prospects for "bringing applied anthropology back home" has sharply increased.

Our presentation describes our experiences, based on the principles of community oriented primary care (COPC), in projects providing health services and squatter resettlement in the southern Philippines. We then illustrate the application of these examples of participatory development to similar policy issues arising among Native Americans and Hispanics in the U.S. Southwest.