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Title Ethnographic artifacts : challenges to a reflexive anthropology / edited by Sjoerd R. Jaarsma and Marta A. Rohatynskyj.

Published Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2000]
©2000

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 UniM Bail  305.8001 ETHN    AVAILABLE
Physical description 255 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-241) and index.
Contents 1 Introduction: Ethnographic Artifacts / Marta A. Rohatynskyj, Sjoerd R. Jaarsma 1 -- Part I Ethnography as a Personal Dilemma -- 2 Politics of Representation on a Polynesian Atoll / Niko Besnier 21 -- 3 On Not Knowing One's Place / Michael Goldsmith 43 -- 4 A Question of Audience: The Effects of What We Write / Grant McCall 61 -- 5 Politics of Ethnography in New Zealand / Toon van Meijl 86 -- Part II Regarding Ethnography -- 6 Tikopia and "What Raymond Said" / Judith Macdonald 107 -- 7 Will the True Ethnographer Step Forward: The Asmat Case / Sjoerd R. Jaarsma 124 -- 8 Writing about Culture and Talking about God: Christian Ethnography in Melanesia / Mary N. MacDonald 150 -- 9 Enigmatic Baining: The Breaking of an Ethnographer's Heart / Marta A. Rohatynskyj 174 -- 10 Epilogue: Ethnography as a Social System: Parts, Wholes, and Holes / Jonathan Friedman 195.
Summary Ethnographic Artifacts examines anthropological practice and product, confronting issues of representation and the power of discourse in the lives and practice of both those doing research and of those being researched. Using eight case studies by ethnographers who share extensive research experience in the Pacific, the volume outlines "the trouble with ethnography" so representative of the end of this century, where ethnography itself is perceived as a codification of contested relations.
Other author Jaarsma, S. R.
Rohatynskyj, Marta, 1946-
Subject Ethnology -- Philosophy.
Ethnology -- Authorship.
Ethnology -- Methodology.
ISBN 0824822250 (cloth : alk. paper)
0824823028 (paper : alk. paper)