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    Perceptions east and west: a Madras encounter

    Vera-Sanso, Penny (1993) Perceptions east and west: a Madras encounter. In: Bell, D. and Caplan, P. and Karim, W.J. (eds.) Gendered Fields: Women, Men and Ethnography. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 159-167. ISBN 9780415062527.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Virtually all anthropologists undertaking fieldwork experience emotional difficulties in relating their own personal culture to the field culture. The issue of gender arises because ethnographers do fieldwork by establishing relationships, and this is done as a person of a particular age, sexual orientation, belief, educational background, ethnic identity and class. In particular it is done as men and women. Gendered Fields examines and explores the progress of feminist anthropology, the gendered nature of fieldwork itself, and the articulation of gender with other aspects of the self of the ethnographer.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 17:18
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:27
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16659

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