s anthropology advocacy? Respond to the question by examining the role of anthropology and anthropologists in contemporary social justice debates, use examples to illustrate your arguement.


One of the most debated issues in anthropology is anthropologic advocacy. From the onset of the subject, it is understood that anthropology mainly entails understanding the world. On the other hand, the term advocacy means pursuit of a given interest.  Anthropology advocacy may be an emerging branch of anthropology but it has already raised so much controversy.  Is it the role of anthropologist to try and change the world, or does their role just ends with merely understanding the world? Should anthropologists work as advocates for rights of minority groups they strive to understand and does this compromise their objectivity? There are endless questions that ought to be answered in exploration of subject of anthropology and advocacy.