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Introduction: culture, context and anthropologists’ accounts

James, Deborah and Toren, Christina (2010) Introduction: culture, context and anthropologists’ accounts. Berghahn Books, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781845456412

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Abstract

The relationship between anthropologists’ ethnographic investigations and the lived social worlds in which these originate is a fundamental issue for anthropology. Where some claim that only native voices may offer authentic accounts of culture and hence that ethnographers are only ever interpreters of it, others point out that anthropologists are, themselves, implanted within specific cultural contexts which generate particular kinds of theoretical discussions. The contributors to this volume reject the premise that ethnographer and informant occupy different and incommensurable “cultural worlds.” Instead they investigate the relationship between culture, context, and anthropologists’ models and accounts in new ways. In doing so, they offer fresh insights into this key area of anthropological research.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: © 2010 Berghahn Books
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 14:10
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30979/

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