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READ Ö Writing Culture The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography A School of American Research Advanced Seminar In these new essays a group of experienced ethnographers a literary critic and a historian of anthropology all known for advanced analytic work on ethnographic writing place ethnography at the center of a new intersection of social history interpretive anthropology travel writing discourse theory and textual criticismThe authors analyze classic examples of cultural description from Goet. Clifford James George E Marcus editors WRITING CULTURE The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography Berkeley University of California Press 1986 Between the introduction by James Clifford and the afterword piece by George E Marcus Writing Culture is an impressive undertaking by seven authorities in various fields of academic endeavor The essays produced were a result of intensive discussions held at the School of American Research in Sante Fe New Mexico in 1984 The essays are revised versions of working papers presented at the Sante Fe seminar The general purpose of the seminar was to focus on the making of ethnography texts Of the nine contributors seven have background in anthropology one in history and one in literary studies By attempting textual and literary analyses the essays seek to examine the past of cultural anthropology and thereby project the future of experimental workClifford uses in his introduction a pivotal uote from Roland Barthes Jeunes Chercheurs The last sentence in this uote states that Interdisciplinarity consists in creating a new object that belongs to no one 1 Conceivably the uestion might be asked what is ethnography If not a new object then it is certainly looked at in new ways Ethnography is changing and diverse Clifford states it best when he says that ethnography is actively situated between powerful systems of meaning It poses its uestions at the boundaries of civilizations cultures classes races and genders Ethnography decodes and recodes telling the grounds of collective order and diversity inclusion and exclusion It describes processes of innovation and structuration and is itself part of the processes 2 3 Because this is a complex interdisciplinary area the essays take on various tenets Each essay takes intense reading and reflection with some getting across their point better than others I found the essay by Stephen A Tyler of much interest because his presentation flows gracefully from one idea to the other Tyler believes there is the possible world of common sense and the impossible world of science and politics He compares ethics ethos to sayinghearing science eidos as seeingshowing and politics pathos as doingcting These are great allegories that respectively create the discourses of value representation and work The uestion is then asked is ethnography ethics Tyler makes the bold claim that ethnography is a superordinate discourse to which all other discourses are relativized and in which they find their meaning and justification Ethnography s superordination is the conseuence of its imperfection Neither self perfecting in the manner of scientific discourse nor totalizing in the manner of political discourse it is defined neither by a flexive attention to its own rules nor by the performative instrumentality of those rules Defined neither by form nor by relation to an external object it produces no idealizations of form and performance no fictionalized realities or realities fictionalized Its transcendence is not that of a meta language of a language superior by means of its greater form nor that of a unity created by synthesis and sublation nor of praxis and practical application Transcendent then neither by theory nor by practice nor by their synthesis it describes no knowledge and produces no action It transcends instead by evoking what cannot be known discursively or performed perfectly though all know it as if discursively and perform it as if perfectly 123 The key then to understanding how ethnography is written is by how and what it evokes Evoking in the reader of ethnography uestions than are answers is likely the very reason the author writes as he writes Tyler declares that because post modern ethnography privileges discourse over text it foregrounds dialogue as opposed to monologue and emphasizes the cooperative and collaborative nature of the ethnographic situation in contrast to the ideology of the transcendental observer 126Tyler s essay goes further and gives us an excellent history of ethnography He describes the different periods and the stance that ethnography held during that period to contrast with what post modern ethnography is To Tyler post modern ethnography is an occult document it is enigmatic paradoxical and esoteric conjunction of reality and fantasy that evokes the constructed simultaneity we know as naive realism is a return to the idea of aesthetic integration as therapy once captured in the sense of Proto Indo European ar way of being orderly and harmonious arrangement as parts of a whole an object of meditation that provokes a rupture with the commonsense world and evokes an aesthetic integration whose therapeutic effect is worked out in the restoration of the commonsense world aims not to foster the growth of knowledge but to restructure experience 134 135 This volume of essays focus on textual theory and form within the discipline of anthropology The authors have grappled with the predicament of post modern fragmentation and global hegemony Marcus in his essay suggests that ethnography is writing that spans the two disciplines of anthropology and sociology He claims that the body of ideas that authoritatively unify a field is in disarray 166 Mary Louise Pratt the only female contributor investigates the history of travel writing and it s earlier discursive traditions She discusses the effects of personal narrative along side with objectifying description in ethnography writing One source by Florinda Donner entitled Shabano A True Adventure in the Remote and Magical Heart of the South American Jungle provided ample material to reinforce Pratt s examination of travel writingVincent Crapanzano looks at how the ethnographer tries to make his message convincing Crapanzano uses three examples in George Catlin s account of the Mandan Indians O Kee Pa ceremony Johann Wolfgang von Goethe s description of the Roman carnival in his Italienische Reise and Clifford Geertz s study of a Balinese cockfight The strategies used to convince the readers on the truth of the events include the ethnographer s authority established by being there and device to establish the validity of the work He claims that i n all three instances the events described are subverted by the transcending stories in which they are cast They are sacrificed to their rhetorical function in a literary discourse that is far removed from the indigenous discourse of their occurance 76 Renato Rosaldo also explores the use and abuse of authority and descriptive rhetoric by the analyses of two works one by EE Pritchard called The Nuer and the other by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie called Montaillou These works represent the use of pastoralism and the domination of the ethnographer over the natives in the guise of the inuisitor and the field workerJames Clifford takes the stance that ethnographic writing is allegorical at the level both of its content what it says about cultures and their histories and of its form what is implied by its mode of textualization 98 There needs to be a recognition of allegory that is manifest not hiddenOnly then i f we are condemned to tell stories we cannot control may we not at least tell stories we believe to be true 121 Tasal Asad exposes the ineuality of languages in his essay The Concept of Cultural Translation Language uncovers the breach between the dominated and the dominant societiesMichael MJ Fischer takes a multicultural position wherein ethnicity is a deeply rooted emotional component of identity 195 He feels that anthropological cultural criticism ought to be about a dialectical or two directional journey examining the realities of both sides of cultural differences so that they may mutually uestion each other and thereby generated a realistic image of human possibilities and a self confidence for the explorer grounded in comparative understanding rather than ethnocentrism 217 Ethnography is cultural critiue to FischerPaul Rabinow uses a variety of sources which includes the writing of Michel Foucault to get beyond epistemology and into interpretative communities power relations and ethics He outlines the elements of the discourses and practice of modern representation and the relationship to politicsThese essays have opened the crevice of cultural criticism wider As Clifford aptly puts it in his excellent introduction the intent of the essays has been to dislodge the ground from which persons and groups securely represent others A conceptual shift tectonic in it s implications has taken place We ground things now on a moving earth 22 This is not to say that all is lost in utter confusion but that the future holds exciting possibilities Reach Finding Strength Spirit and Personal Power discourse theory and textual criticismThe authors analyze classic examples of cultural Nilas Hope description from Goet. Clifford James George E Marcus editors WRITING CULTURE The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography Berkeley University of California Press 1986 Between the introduction by James Clifford and the afterword piece by George E Marcus Writing Culture is an impressive undertaking by seven authorities in various fields of academic endeavor The essays produced were a result of intensive Man Up Vol 1 discussions held at the School of American Research in Sante Fe New Mexico in 1984 The essays are revised versions of working papers presented at the Sante Fe seminar The general purpose of the seminar was to focus on the making of ethnography texts Of the nine contributors seven have background in anthropology one in history and one in literary studies By attempting textual and literary analyses the essays seek to examine the past of cultural anthropology and thereby project the future of experimental workClifford uses in his introduction a pivotal uote from Roland Barthes Jeunes Chercheurs The last 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