Writing Anthropology: A Call for Uninhibited Methods (BOK)

Francois Bouchetoux

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This book explores uninhibited methods for writing anthropology through a specific reading of the discipline that draws attention to guilt. Western anthropologists' guilt originates from both lacks and excesses of integration into communities of adoption. Another layer of guilt is embedded in the dilemmas of authorship that surface as soon as one settles on giving an account of people's lives. How come the 'Death of the Author' (Barthes), or even the sensation that 'I is someone else' (Rimbaud) give birth to so much autobiographical justification? And what prevents anthropologists from writing their wicked passions? What drives them to censor themselves? To what extent, in the end, can political animals get out of themselves and speak the truth?


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Francois Bouchetoux
ISBN 9781137404169
Antall sider 130 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 318 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography