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Ethnography Through Thick and Thin

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ISBN-10: 0691002533

ISBN-13: 9780691002538

Edition: 1999

Authors: George E. Marcus

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In the 1980s, George Marcus spearheaded a major critique of cultural anthropology, expressed most clearly in the landmark book Writing Culture, which he coedited with James Clifford. Ethnography through Thick and Thin updates and advances that critique for the late 1990s. Marcus presents a series of penetrating and provocative essays on the changes that continue to sweep across anthropology. He examines, in particular, how the discipline's central practice of ethnography has been changed by "multi-sited" approaches to anthropology and how new research patterns are transforming anthropologists' careers. Marcus rejects the view, often expressed, that these changes are undermining…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/13/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

George E. Marcus is professor of political science at Williams College.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Anthropology on the Move
An Evolving Proposal for Multi-Sited Research
Imagining the Whole: Ethnography's Contemporary Efforts to Situate Itself (1989)
Requirements for Ethnographies of Late-Twentieth-Century Modernity Worldwide (1991)
Ethnography in/of the World System: The Emergence of Multi-Sited Ethnography (1995)
The Uses of Complicity in the Changing Mise-en-Scene of Anthropological Fieldwork (1997)
Traces in Parallel Ethnographic Projects
Power on the Extreme Periphery: The Perspective of Tongan Elites in the Modern World System (1980)
The Problem of the Unseen World of Wealth for the Rich: Toward an Ethnography of Complex Connections (1989)
On Eccentricity (1995)
The Changing Conditions of Professional Culture in the Production of Ethnography
On Ideologies of Reflexivity in Contemporary Efforts to Remake the Human Sciences (1994)
Critical Cultural Studies as One Power/Knowledge Like, Among, and in Engagement with Others (1997)
Sticking with Ethnography through Thick and Thin (1997)
Index