Anthropology and Autobiography by Judith Okely

By Judith Okely

Anthropology and Autobiography marks the 1st entire exploration of anthropological writings and their theoretical implications. offering exact insights into the fieldwork fabrics, autobiographical writings and/or textual opinions of anthropologists, this examine considers the function of the anthropologist as fieldworker and author, interpreting the ways that nationality, age, gender and private background effect the anthropologist's habit in the direction of the contributors he/she observes. The individuals study the hyperlink among their fieldwork and private interplay between peoples in Africa, Japan, the Caribbean, Greece, Shetland, England, indigenous Australia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

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Her changed identity as mature woman/mother elicited approval. Kenna, who, as a young woman, had passed time with older chaperoning women, moved subsequently as public expert to mixed gender events. On their return, both were confronted with the naïveties and misinterpretations of their earlier fieldwork. For Kenna, sufficient trust had been generated, for the people to inform her about the past. She was to learn that her seemingly modest bodily posture was associated with that of a prostitute.

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