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Writing culture : the poetics and politics of ethnography

Author: James Clifford; George E Marcus
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 25th anniversary ed.View all editions and formats

A collection of essays critiquing ethnography as literature. It explores the ways in which writing culture has changed the face of ethnography over the years.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Clifford; George E Marcus
ISBN: 9780520266025 0520266021
OCLC Number: 685036495
Notes: Previous edition: 1986.
Description: xxv, 305 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword to the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition Preface JAMES CLIFFORD Introduction: Partial Truths MARY LOUISE PRATT Fieldwork in Common Places VINCENT CRAPANZANO Hermes' Dilemma: The Masking of Subversion in Ethnographic Description REN ATO ROSALDO From the Door of His Tent: The Fieldworker and the Inquisitor JAMES CLIFFORD On Ethnographic Allegory STEPHEN A. TYLER Post-Modern Ethnography: From Document of the Occult to Occult Document TALAL ASAD The Concept of Cultural Translation in British Social Anthropology GEORGE E. MARCUS Contemporary Problems of Ethnography in the Modern World System MICHAEL M. J. FISCHER Ethnicity and the Post-Modern Arts of Memory PAUL RABINOW Representations Are Social Facts: Modernity and Post-Modernity in Anthropology GEORGE E. MARCUS Afterword: Ethnographic Writing and Anthropological Careers Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index
Responsibility: edited by James Clifford and George E. Marcus.


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"The ethical concerns expressed in Writing Culture are important ones." * American Ethnologist * "Writing Culture is an invaluable book for anyone concerned about anthropology's future." * Oceania *

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