Community Engagement and Science: Prospects and Provocations: Critical Commentary on Peter C. Little’s “Negotiating Community Engagement and Science in the Federal Environmental Public Health Sector”

Abstract

The editors of MAQ extended a last-minute invitation to comment on Peter Little’s article “Negotiating Community Engagement and Science in the Federal Environmental Public Health Sector,” and I have taken this generous offer as an opportunity not only to merely highlight several of the interesting aspects of Little’s work but also to editorialize a bit on the limitations of medical anthropology and the prospects that research such as this has for productively complicating the boundaries and conventions of that field.