Founded in 1989, this groundbreaking series’ purpose is to encourage ethnographic writing that is flexible enough to give a voice to the people whose lives it records, to recreate those lives rather than merely describe them, and to encompass in this recreation the complexity, ambiguity, and emotion that are central to human experience. This flexibility can be achieved through the use of narration, first person and multiple points of view, dialogue, descriptive imagery, and other literary techniques.
Professor Emerita of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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Professor of Anthropology, West Chester University
Permanent Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study at Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg
Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Anthropology, Australian National University