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Ethnography as commentary : writing from the virtual archive

Author: Johannes Fabian
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Internet allows ethnographers to deposit the textual materials on which they base their writing in virtual archives. Electronically archived fieldwork documents can be accessed at any time by the writer, his or her readers, and the people studied. Johannes Fabian, a leading theorist of anthropological practice, argues that virtual archives have the potential to shift the emphasis in ethnographic writing from the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Fabian
ISBN: 9780822342618 0822342618 9780822342830 0822342839
OCLC Number: 209334028
Description: ix, 139 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. Closing House--A Late Ethnography --
Chapter 1. An Event: Closing the House --
Chapter 2. A Text: Made, Not Found --
Chapter 3. Kahenga's Work --
Chapter 4. Kahenga's World --
Chapter 5. Kahenga's Thoughts --
Chapter 6. Endings and Ends.
Responsibility: Johannes Fabian.
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