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How Native Is a "Native" Anthropologist?
L'A. s'eleve contre la distinction faite entre les anthropologues « indigenes » (interne a la societe) et « non indigenes » (externe a la societe). Si a l'epoque du colonialisme, les etudes faites
The Ethnographic I: A Methodological Novel about Autoethnography
The Ethnographic I:. Methodological Novel about Autoethnography. Carolyn Ellis. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2004. 448 pp.
Tools to Shape Texts: What Creative Nonfiction Can Offer Ethnography
Drawing on the storytelling techniques of fiction to write about real events, creative nonfiction is a flourishing literary movement. This article examines how attention to the craft of creative
Divine passions : the social construction of emotion in India
Naked holy men denying sexuality and feeling; elderly people basking in the warmth and security provided by devoted and attentive family members; fastidious priests concerned solely with rules of
Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels: Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching
Acknowledgments A Note on Transliteration Introduction I. ORIENTATIONS 1. There's Always a Reason 2. Lives and Stories 3. Sadhus 4. The Listeners II. STORYTELLING OCCASIONS 5. Loincloths and Celibacy
Ethnography and Fiction: Where Is the Border?
This article seeks to identify writing practices that indicate the presence of a border between ethnography and fiction. I trace a short history of anthropologists writing fiction and draw on a short
Alive in the Writing: Crafting Ethnography in the Company of Chekhov
Anton Chekhov is revered as a boldly innovative playwright and short story writer - but he wrote more than just plays and stories. In "Alive in the Writing" - an intriguing hybrid of writing guide,
Banana republics and V.I. degrees: rethinking Indian folklore in a postcolonial world
The A. reviews British-based folklore studies in India, identifying a paradigm of self-contained peasant authenticity that viewed references to changing social realities as adulterations that must be
Singing from Separation: Women's Voices in and about Kangra Folksongs
"Women are always singing," observed Brinda Devi Sud, 1 a middle- aged village woman in Kangra, North West India, in 1991. She had been leafing through a sheaf of Kangra women's song texts that I had