The ethnographic self as resource : writing memory and experience into ethnography / edited by Peter Collins and Anselma Gallinat.

It is commonly acknowledged that anthropologists use personal experiences to inform their writing. However, it is often assumed that only fieldwork experiences are relevant and that the personal appears only in the form of self-reflexivity. This book takes a step beyond anthropology at home and auto...

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Other Authors: Collins, Peter, Gallinat, Anselma.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Berghahn Books, 2010.
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Summary:It is commonly acknowledged that anthropologists use personal experiences to inform their writing. However, it is often assumed that only fieldwork experiences are relevant and that the personal appears only in the form of self-reflexivity. This book takes a step beyond anthropology at home and auto-ethnography and shows how anthropologists can include their memories and experiences as ethnographic data in their writing. It discusses issues such as authenticity, translation and ethics in relation to the self, and offers a new perspective on doing ethnographic fieldwork. Peter Collins received.
Physical Description:1 online resource (vi, 261 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781845458287
1845458281
9786612662409