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What it is instead, however, is less clear. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The illusion that ethnography is a matter of sorting strange and irregular facts into familiar and orderly categories–this is magic, that is technology–has long since been exploded. Rowan Bourdeau rated it really liked it Sep 13, Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

Dec antropoologo, Conor rated it it was amazing Shelves: A hundred and fifteen years if we date our profession, as conventionally, from Tylor of asseverational prose and literary innocence is long enough. Get to Know Us. I was worried that since I haven’t read most of the source material, that I’d be a bit in the dark, but Geertz does an excellent job of making the writings in question and even the work of Foucault and Barthes that he uses to look at them accessible.

As an added bonus, for me at least, this appears to be the unmentioned source text for an ethnographic methods course I took a few years back.


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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? See our Returns Policy. Jeremy rated it autoor it Jan 28, Here’s how terms and conditions apply. Whereas that was fairly ham-fisted and mo An amazing mix of literary criticism and ethnological overview. Renate Rebolledo rated it really liked it Sep 07, That it might be a kind of writing, putting things to paper, has now and then occurred to those engaged in producing it, consuming it, or both.

Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author

Excessive concern, which in practice usually means any concern at all, with how ethnographic texts are constructed seems like an unhealthy self-absorption–time wasting at best, hypochondriacal at worst. An amazing mix of literary criticism and ethnological overview. One of these, especially weighty among the producers, has been simply that it is an unanthropological sort of thing to do. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

To ask other readers questions about Works and Livesplease sign up. The advantage of shifting at least part of our attention from the fascinations of field work, which have held us so long in thrall, to those of writing is not only that this difficulty will become more clearly understood, but also that we shall learn to read auhor a more percipient cljfford. Geertz cliffofd my favorite anthropologist and in this text fertz about how anthropologists write–admittedly, he writes more aesthetically than most, and has been accused of being non-objective, but no anthropologist can report on a culture without the bias of his upbringing.

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Meta-anthropologists are, at the end of their fieldwork, allowed to take on the name Clifford–signifying a special combination of observing cliffford the cliff and participating as one fords the river of fieldwork. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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In that course a few years back, some of those same grad students spent lots of hot air bashing Evans Prichard as an ethnocentrist, a colonialist, a white man, an englishman, and dare I say it? Michele rated it liked it Jul 19, He’s an artist really.

He doesn’t exaggerate, or fabricate, but relays things as he sees them–as beautiful, fascinating, sensual, etc. Geertz, who for modern anthropologists is probably much more important than Evans Prichard, does not glorify the man, but he does add “let him who is free of his century’s imaginings cast the first stone.

What a proper ethnographer ought properly to be doing is going out to places, coming back with information about how people live there, and making that information available to the professional community in practical form, not lounging about in libraries reflecting on literary questions.

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