Crumpled Paper Boat: Experiments in Ethnographic Writing by Anand Pandian,Stuart McLean

By Anand Pandian,Stuart McLean

Crumpled Paper Boat is a publication of experimental ventures in ethnographic writing, an exploration of the chances of a literary anthropology. those unique essays from outstanding writers within the box blur the limits among ethnography and genres similar to poetry, fiction, memoir, and cinema. They handle subject matters as various as ritual expression in Cuba and insanity in a Moroccan urban, the HIV epidemic in South Africa and roadkill in suburban the USA. Essays trade with methodological reflections on primary difficulties of writerly background, craft, and accountability in anthropology. Crumpled Paper Boat engages writing as an artistic means of stumble upon, a manner of creating and unmaking worlds, and a fabric perform no much less participatory and dynamic than fieldwork itself. those gifted writers express how creative, beautiful, and intellectually adventurous prose can let us input extra profoundly into the lives and worlds of others, breaking with traditional notions of illustration and subjectivity. They argue that such experimentation is key to anthropology’s function within the modern global, and certainly one of our strongest technique of enticing it.

Contributors. Daniella Gandolfo, Angela Garcia, Tobias Hecht, Michael Jackson, Adrie Kusserow, Stuart McLean, Todd Ramón Ochoa, Anand Pandian, Stefania Pandolfo, Lisa Stevenson, Kathleen Stewart

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