Writing in Anthropology

The series is edited by Thomas Deans (University of Connecticut) and Mya Poe (Northeastern University).

Author: Shan-Estelle Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199381313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Writing in Anthropology is the ideal, pocket-sized manual for undergraduate students and emerging anthropologists who wish to improve their writing. Anthropology is a rapidly changing, global social science that encompasses a wide range of subfields, including archeology, cultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, medical anthropology, and applied anthropology. It is also a growing field. While the economicdownturn might motivate many college students to seek majors they perceive as more practical, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growth for anthropologists and archaeologists through 2020 at 21%, which is faster than the average for all other occupations.[1] And more undergraduate students in the United States are majoring in the social sciences and history than ever before: 175,000 students were social science and history majors in 2009-10 (the specific number of anthropology majors is not available).[2] In Canada, another 134,700 undergraduates major in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Law, 4,000 of them in anthropology.[3] Beyond serving their own majors, anthropology departments offer many courses for non-majors; indeed, at many universities it is one of the go-to fields for students seeking to fulfill both general education and W (writing-intensive) course requirements. Writing is central to the work of anthropologists and they employ a wide range of genres, including fieldnotes, ethnographies, journal articles, reviews, reports, essays, personal narratives, and grant proposals. Most anthropology courses-both those in the major and for general education and Wrequirements-include substantial writing assignments. Those assignments often align with the professional genres listed above, but perhaps more are framed as school or apprentice genres-reading responses, summaries, literature reviews, personal reflections, and research papers-designed to helpstudents process course content.While anthropologists appreciate good writing and occasionally focus explicitly on it-each year, for example, the American Anthropological Association holds a workshop on writing for graduate students and professionals-there is no compact, practical writing guide that meets the needs ofundergraduates and beginning graduate students. This Brief Guide aims to address that gap by pursuing four goals: * Introduce the major genres and habits of writing in anthropology.* Explain how reflexivity, expression, and interpretation are vital to the field.* Convey insider strategies for writing and editing in the discipline.* Describe the basic conventions for using sources; and to model a scholarly yet accessible style.

The Anthropology of Writing

The studies included in the book examine quotidien acts of writing and their significance in a textually-mediated world.

Author: David Barton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441108852

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The studies included in the book examine quotidien acts of writing and their significance in a textually-mediated world.

After Writing Culture

Edwin Ardener, in an essay entitled 'Social Anthropology and the Decline of
Modernism' presented before the 1984 ASA conference (Ardener 1985, 1989),
pointed out that anthropology was then traversing an 'epistemological break'
opened ...

Author: Andrew Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134749256

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This collection addresses the theme of representation in anthropology. Its fourteen articles explore some of the directions in which contemporary anthropology is moving, following the questions raised by the "writing culture" debates of the 1980s. It includes discussion of issues such as: * the concept of caste in Indian society * scottish ethnography * how dreams are culturally conceptualised * representations of the family * culture as conservation * gardens, theme parks and the anthropologist in Japan * representation in rural Japan * people's place in the landscape of Northern Australia * representing identity of the New Zealand Maori.

Writing at the Margin

One of the most influential and creative scholars in medical anthropology takes stock of his recent intellectual odysseys in this collection of essays.

Author: Arthur Kleinman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520919475

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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One of the most influential and creative scholars in medical anthropology takes stock of his recent intellectual odysseys in this collection of essays. Arthur Kleinman, an anthropologist and psychiatrist who has studied in Taiwan, China, and North America since 1968, draws upon his bicultural, multidisciplinary background to propose alternative strategies for thinking about how, in the postmodern world, the social and medical relate. Writing at the Margin explores the border between medical and social problems, the boundary between health and social change. Kleinman studies the body as the mediator between individual and collective experience, finding that many health problems—for example the trauma of violence or depression in the course of chronic pain—are less individual medical problems than interpersonal experiences of social suffering. He argues for an ethnographic approach to moral practice in medicine, one that embraces the infrapolitical context of illness, the responses to it, the social institutions relating to it, and the way it is configured in medical ethics. Previously published in various journals, these essays have been revised, updated, and brought together with an introduction, an essay on violence and the politics of post-traumatic stress disorder, and a new chapter that examines the contemporary ethnographic literature of medical anthropology.

Writing Anthropology

Just as dreams are exclusively concerned with the ego and as such the “royal
road” to ourselves, the poetic encounter and poetic writing in anthropology
articulate subjectivity and alterity in the emotional density of the relationship, the ...

Author: F. Bouchetoux

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137404176

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

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A call for new methods for anthropology, this book explores the nature of anthropological knowledge and the conditions of integration and communication with people. Starting with an analysis of anthropologists' guilt, Fan addresses issues of reflexivity, reciprocity, and respect, then builds on this to evaluate how researchers generate knowledge.

Writing Culture

"--Hayden White, author of Metahistory These essays are the product of intensive discussions held at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during April 1984.

Author: James Clifford

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520057295

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

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"Humanists and social scientists alike will profit from reflection on the efforts of the contributors to reimagine anthropology in terms, not only of methodology, but also of politics, ethics, and historical relevance. Every discipline in the human and social sciences could use such a book."--Hayden White, author of Metahistory

Writing Anthropology

Discussing writing, not just theoretical arguments or disciplinary history, is a part
of all the graduate seminars I teach. In 2016 the anthropologist and writer Ruth
Behar came to our campus to give a talk and lead a writing workshop. Her tips ...

Author: Carole McGranahan

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478009160

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In Writing Anthropology, fifty-two anthropologists reflect on scholarly writing as both craft and commitment. These short essays cover a wide range of territory, from ethnography, genre, and the politics of writing to affect, storytelling, authorship, and scholarly responsibility. Anthropological writing is more than just communicating findings: anthropologists write to tell stories that matter, to be accountable to the communities in which they do their research, and to share new insights about the world in ways that might change it for the better. The contributors offer insights into the beauty and the function of language and the joys and pains of writing while giving encouragement to stay at it—to keep writing as the most important way to not only improve one’s writing but to also honor the stories and lessons learned through research. Throughout, they share new thoughts, prompts, and agitations for writing that will stimulate conversations that cut across the humanities. Contributors. Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Jane Eva Baxter, Ruth Behar, Adia Benton, Lauren Berlant, Robin M. Bernstein, Sarah Besky, Catherine Besteman, Yarimar Bonilla, Kevin Carrico, C. Anne Claus, Sienna R. Craig, Zoë Crossland, Lara Deeb, K. Drybread, Jessica Marie Falcone, Kim Fortun, Kristen R. Ghodsee, Daniel M. Goldstein, Donna M. Goldstein, Sara L. Gonzalez, Ghassan Hage, Carla Jones, Ieva Jusionyte, Alan Kaiser, Barak Kalir, Michael Lambek, Carole McGranahan, Stuart McLean, Lisa Sang Mi Min, Mary Murrell, Kirin Narayan, Chelsi West Ohueri, Anand Pandian, Uzma Z. Rizvi, Noel B. Salazar, Bhrigupati Singh, Matt Sponheimer, Kathleen Stewart, Ann Laura Stoler, Paul Stoller, Nomi Stone, Paul Tapsell, Katerina Teaiwa, Marnie Jane Thomson, Gina Athena Ulysse, Roxanne Varzi, Sita Venkateswar, Maria D. Vesperi, Sasha Su-Ling Welland, Bianca C. Williams, Jessica Winegar

Women Writing Culture

... As a historical resource, the collection undertakes fresh readings of the work of well-known women anthropologists and also reclaims the writings of women of color for anthropology.

Author: Ruth Behar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520202082

Category: Social Science

Page: 457

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Extrait de la couverture : ""Here, for the first time, is a book that brings women's writings out of exile to rethink anthropology's purpose at the end of the century. ... As a historical resource, the collection undertakes fresh readings of the work of well-known women anthropologists and also reclaims the writings of women of color for anthropology. As a critical account, it bravely interrogates the politics of authorship. As a creative endeavor, it embraces new Feminist voices of ethnography that challenge prevailing definitions of theory and experimental writing."

Rhythms of Writing

This is the first anthropological study of writers, writing and contemporary literary culture.

Author: Helena Wulff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781474244145

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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This is the first anthropological study of writers, writing and contemporary literary culture. Drawing on the flourishing literary scene in Ireland as the basis for her research, Helena Wulff explores the social world of contemporary Irish writers, examining fiction, novels, short stories as well as journalism. Discussing writers such as John Banville, Roddy Doyle, Colm Tóibín, Frank McCourt, Anne Enright, Deirdre Madden, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Colum McCann, David Park, and Joseph O ́Connor, Wulff reveals how the making of a writer's career is built on the 'rhythms of writing': long hours of writing in solitude alternate with public events such as book readings and media appearances. Destined to launch a new field of enquiry, Rhythms of Writing is essential reading for students and scholars in anthropology, literary studies, creative writing, cultural studies, and Irish studies.

Behave Like Legend Act Like Anthropology

Cool writing journals with inspirational and hilarious quotes are the best choice for women, men, and adults to go spend their everyday with fun.

Author: William Turner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1082422355

Category:

Page: 122

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Cool writing journals with inspirational and hilarious quotes are the best choice for women, men, and adults to go spend their everyday with fun. Get this amazing sarcastic and hilarious journal and take it to work with you. Write all your important tasks, activities, and daily schedule in this journal and plan your entire day. 6x9 is the perfect size for handling. With matte finish and high quality white paper, this makes up to be the best journal you can get to plan your everyday routine. Maintaining a journal is a healthy activity.

A Passion for Difference

In this new book Henrietta Moore examines the limitations of the theoretical languages used by anthropologists and others to write about sex, gender, and sexuality.

Author: Henrietta L. Moore

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025320951X

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

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In this new book Henrietta Moore examines the limitations of the theoretical languages used by anthropologists and others to write about sex, gender, and sexuality. Moore begins by discussing recent feminist debates on the body and the notion of the non-universal human subject. She then considers why anthropologists have contributed relatively little to these debates, suggesting that this reflects the history of anthropology's conceptualization of ""persons"" or ""selves"" cross-culturally. The author also pursues a series of related themes, including the links between gender, identity, and violence; the construction of domestic space and its relationship to bodily practices and the internalization of relations of difference; and the links between the gender of the anthropologist and the writing of anthropology. By developing a specific anthropological approach to feminist post-structuralist and psychoanalytic theory, Moore demonstrates anthropology's contribution to current debates in feminist theory.

Culture Writing

Culture Writing concludes with an epilogue that shows how the literature-anthropology conversation continues into the postcolonial period in the work of Indian author-anthropologist Amitav Ghosh and Jamaican author-sociologist Erna Brodber.

Author: Tim Watson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190852696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Focusing on the 1950s and early 1960s, Culture Writing argues that this period in Britain, the United States, France, and the Caribbean was characterized by dynamic exchanges between literary writers and anthropologists on both sides of the Atlantic. As the British and French empires collapsed and the United States rose to global power in the early Cold War, and as intellectuals from the decolonizing world challenged the cultural hegemony of the West, some anthropologists began to assess their discipline's complicity with empire and experimented with literary forms and technique. Culture Writing shows that the "literary turn" in anthropology took place earlier than has conventionally been assumed, in the 1950s rather than the 1970s and 80s. Simultaneously, some literary writers reacted to the end of the period of modernist experimentation by turning to ethnographic methods for representing the people and cultural practices of Britain, France, and the United States, bringing anthropology back home. There is analysis of literary writers who had a significant professional engagement with anthropology and brought some of its techniques and research questions into literary composition: Barbara Pym (Britain), Ursula Le Guin and Saul Bellow (United States), Édouard Glissant (Martinique), and Michel Leiris (France). On the side of ethnography, the book analyzes works by anthropologists who either explicitly or surreptitiously adopted literary forms for their writing about culture: Laura Bohannan (United States), Michel Leiris and Claude Lévi-Strauss (France), and Mary Douglas (Britain). Culture Writing concludes with an epilogue that shows how the literature-anthropology conversation continues into the postcolonial period in the work of Indian author-anthropologist Amitav Ghosh and Jamaican author-sociologist Erna Brodber.

Fieldnotes

Unique in conception, this volume contributes importantly to current debates on writing, texts, and reflexivity in anthropology.

Author: Roger Sanjek

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501711954

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Thirteen distinguished anthropologists describe how they create and use the unique forms of writing they produce in the field. They also discuss the fieldnotes of seminal figures—Frank Cushing, Franz Boas, W. H. R. Rivers, Bronislaw Malinowski, and Margaret Mead—and analyze field writings in relation to other types of texts, especially ethnographies. Unique in conception, this volume contributes importantly to current debates on writing, texts, and reflexivity in anthropology.

The Future of Visual Anthropology

Chapter 4 Visual anthropology and anthropological writing The case of the
sensory home ' In this chapter I discuss , as a case study , the relationship
between the visual and written anthropology of the home , drawing largely on my
own video ...

Author: Sarah Pink

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415357640

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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"The explosion of visual media in recent years has generated a wide range of visual and digital technologies which have transformed visual research and analysis. The result is an exciting new interdisciplinary approach of great potential influence for the future of social/cultural anthropology. The author argues that this potential can be harnessed by engaging visual anthropology with its wider contexts, including: the increasing use of visual research methods across the social sciences and humanities ; the growth in popularity of the visual as methodology and object of analysis within mainstream anthropology and applied anthropology ; the growing interest in 'anthropology of the senses' and media anthropology ; the development of new visual technologies that allow anthropologists to work in new ways".--BOOKJACKET.

The Anthropologist as Writer

And the volume Anthropol- ogy off the Shelf: Anthropologists on Writing (2000),
edited by Alisse Waterston and Maria D. Vesperi, elaborates on anthropological
writing for a general audience, especially on questions of racism, sexism, and ...

Author: Helena Wulff

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785330193

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Writing is crucial to anthropology, but which genres are anthropologists expected to master in the 21st century? This book explores how anthropological writing shapes the intellectual content of the discipline and academic careers. First, chapters identify the different writing genres and contexts anthropologists actually engage with. Second, this book argues for the usefulness and necessity of taking seriously the idea of writing as a craft and of writing across and within genres in new ways. Although academic writing is an anthropologist’s primary genre, they also write in many others, from drafting administrative texts and filing reports to composing ethnographically inspired journalism and fiction.

Eat Sleep Physical Anthropology Lined Notebook College Ruled Writing Journal

- 5" x 8" - 118 lined pages - College rule line spacing - If you love physical anthropology you'll love this notebook. - 5x8 size makes it the perfect notebook for taking notes at work, while traveling, or taking with you anywhere you go.

Author: Mithmoth

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1728748712

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 122

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- 5" x 8" - 118 lined pages - College rule line spacing - If you love physical anthropology you'll love this notebook. - 5x8 size makes it the perfect notebook for taking notes at work, while traveling, or taking with you anywhere you go.. - College rule lined pages let you write lots of notes and drawings. - Soft, matte finish cover is a joy to hold. - Makes a great gift for your favorite physical anthropologists and an awesome present for physical anthropology professors.

Religion and Anthropology

PROLOGUE When I was a student - novitiate in anthropology in the 1970s ,
shamanism was something of an unknown ... we should stop talking about '
shamanism ' and instead write only of ' shamanisms ' or ' shamanry ' or '
shamanizing .

Author: Brian Morris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521852412

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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This book provides an introduction to the extensive anthropological literature on religion that has been produced over the past forty years.

Beyond Writing Culture

... Heintz OT One of the best ways to pursue and go beyond the programme of
Writing Culture ( Clifford and Marcus 1986 ) , I suggest , takes as its point of
departure the cognitive anthropology of anthropology , because situating Writing
Culture ...

Author: Karsten Kumoll

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845456750

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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`This is a book that will attract a great deal of attention among anthropologists and social scientists in general. It is a great advance on earlier critiques of Writing Culture (1986) that have emerged at intervals, a large number of them cited by the contributors. Its strength lies particularly in its transdisciplinary perspectives and the clarity of both critique and new representations. The prologue is a tour de force.'---Joan Vincent, Professor Emerita, Barnard College/Columbia University Two decades after the publication of Clifford and Marcus' volume Writing Culture, this collection provides a fresh and diverse reassessment of the debates that this pioneering volume unleashed. At the same time, Beyond Writing Culture moves the debate on by embracing the more fundamental challenge as to how to conceptualise the intricate relationship between epistemology and representational practices rather than maintaining the original narrow focus on textual analysis. It thus offers a thought-provoking tapestry of new ideas relevant for scholars not only concerned with `the ethnographic Other', but with representation in general.

Linguistics and Anthropology

A WESTERN APACHE WRITING SYSTEM : THE SYMBOLS OF SILAS JOHN
KEITH H. BASSO AND NED ANDERSON In a lengthy essay published in 1886 ,
Garrick Mallery , a retired military officer employed as an anthropologist by the ...

Author: Marvin Dale Kinkade

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9031600792

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Paper by K.L. Hale separately annotated.