Revisiting 'Nativity': Doing 'Anthropology at Home' in Rural Bangladesh

  title={Revisiting 'Nativity': Doing 'Anthropology at Home' in Rural Bangladesh},
  author={Ishrat Jahan},
Auto-anthropology is where anthropologist works in his/her own society. It is often taken for granted that doing such ‘auto-anthropology’ or ‘anthropology at home’ is the easiest option for anthropologists to carry out ethnographic research. Since the 1980s, many researchers have, therefore, enquired into the lives of the rural women in Bangladesh and in some instances the tendency was to research Bengali women as they share with them a common culture, particularly the language. However, as… CONTINUE READING