Tag: narrative construct

Reflections on Novel Writing in Anthropology

The Familiar Strange , August 14th, 2022

Ethnographers have long struggled with the nebulous in-between spaces of science on the one hand, and story-telling on the other. It was what my frustrated seminar professor described…

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The Fallible and the Untrustworthy: Writing Culture as the Unreliable Narrator

The Familiar Strange , August 30th, 2020

The notion of the Unreliable Narrator is, for me, not a critique of the perceived moral failings of the anthropological project, but a methodological narrative construct integral to…

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