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Introducing the Anthropologist as Writer: Across and Within Genres
Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8200-7980
2016 (English)In: The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Centuy / [ed] Helena Wulff, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2016, 1, 1-18 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Taking existing conversations on writing in anthropology as a point of departure, the mission of this volume is twofold: first, to identify different writing genres anthropologists actually engage with, second, to argue for the usefulness and necessity for anthropologists of taking writing as a craft seriously and of writing across and within genres in new ways. This introductory chapter contextualizes writing in anthropology historically and theoretically, moves on to my own experience of writing cultural (dance) journalism as one instance of broadening anthropological writing, and concludes by offering an overview of ways of writing anthropology as discussed in the following chapters: in relation to the making of an anthropological career, ethnographic writing, journalistic and popular writing, and writing across genres.      

   

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Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2016, 1. 1-18 p.
Keyword [en]
anthropological writing genres, ethnographic writing, literary anthropology, journalistic anthropology
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Social Anthropology
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Social Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-140960ISBN: 978-1-78533-018-6 (print)ISBN: 978-1-78533-019-3 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-140960DiVA: diva2:1084536
Available from: 2017-03-25 Created: 2017-03-25 Last updated: 2017-03-25

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