By Deborah Reed-Danahay

In departing from the normal stance taken via anthropologists, who research 'others' ethnographically, this well timed e-book explores different types of self-inscription at the a part of either the ethnographer and people 'others' who're studied. proficient via advancements in postmodernism, postcolonialism, and feminism, this is often an unique contribution to the turning out to be discussion throughout disciplinary obstacles. The chapters construct upon contemporary reconsiderations of the makes use of and which means of private narrative to envision the ways that selves and social kinds are culturally constituted via biographical genres. Ethnic autobiography, self-reflexivity in ethnography, and local ethnography elevate provocative questions on more than a few matters for the modern student: authenticity of voice; ethnographic authority; and the measure to which autoethnography constitutes resistance to hegemonic our bodies of discourse. tested right here in a number of cultural and political contexts, writing concerning the self deals hard insights into the development and transformation of identities and cultural meanings.

Show description

Read or Download Auto/Ethnography: Rewriting the Self and the Social PDF

Best cultural books

The Ascent of Man

The Lowell Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, based in 1836, helps an annual sequence of unusual lectures. Henry Drummond, the influential Scottish scientist, unfastened Church minister, explorer and evangelist released his Lowell Lectures because the Ascent of guy in 1894. This provocative publication examines Darwinism in a Christian context.

Knowledge for What: The Place of Social Science in American Culture

Contents: Foreword ix; I. Social technology in concern 1; II. the idea that of "Culture" eleven; III. The development of yank tradition fifty four; IV. The Social Sciences as instruments 114; V. Values and the Social Sciences one hundred eighty; VI. a few Outrageous Hypotheses 202; Index 251Originally released in 1939.

Singular and plural : ideologies of linguistic authority in 21st century Catalonia

Singular and Plural develops a framework for studying ideologies of linguistic authority and illuminates the institutional and interpersonal politics of language in Catalonia. Drawing on ethnographic examine throughout thirty years of political autonomy, Kathryn Woolard exhibits new relationships of Catalan language, identification, and politics within the new millennium.

Additional resources for Auto/Ethnography: Rewriting the Self and the Social

Example text

T h e subjects include social, economic, cultural and political affairs and Afghan geography, history and art. Baihaqi also publishes books which are awarded State prizes in the annual competitions. During the period 1970-74 it published eighty-five titles. Publications Department This department, which has a pivotal role, is responsible for supervising the publication of all newspapers, periodicals and magazines in Afghanistan, and the cultural contacts the ministry maintains with foreign countries.

A. degree in journalism from Kabul University. M a n y of these, and most of the technicians, have also trained abroad, especially in the Federal Republic of Germany, with which Radio Afghanistan has a co-operation agreement. T h e radio is also financially and technically assisted by the Federal Republic of Germany. Radio Afghanistan has a monthly magazine called Pashtoon Zhagh. Television T h e government is considering the financing of a national television station, designed by NHK of Japan.

In s o m e cases, newspapers are a shop’s primary occupation; in others, they represent merely part of its business. In a n effort to raise standards, the government, in co-operation with the University of Kabul, has encouraged training for professional journalists. T h e Ministry of Information and Culture employs many of the graduates of the Department of Journalism of K a b u l University. As a result of this policy, most of the nation’s editors, as well as reporters for the national and the provincial press, are graduates in journalism.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 41 votes