From "Reading over the Shoulders of Natives" to "Reading Alongside Natives," Literally: Toward a Collaborative and Reciprocal Ethnography

@article{Lassiter2001FromO,
  title={From "Reading over the Shoulders of Natives" to "Reading Alongside Natives," Literally: Toward a Collaborative and Reciprocal Ethnography},
  author={L. Lassiter},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={57},
  pages={137 - 149}
}
  • L. Lassiter
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
  • In the last several decades, the metaphor of dialogue has influenced the work of a growing number of ethnographers. Many have taken to heart the critiques of those such as Clifford, Rosaldo, or Crapanzano and accordingly replaced "reading over the shoulders of natives" with "reading alongside natives." They have thus sought to develop ethnography along dialogical lines and have in their individual accounts shifted the dominant style of writing from authoritative monologue to involved dialogue… CONTINUE READING
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