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By Judith Okely

Anthropology and Autobiography marks the 1st finished exploration of anthropological writings and their theoretical implications. delivering specific insights into the fieldwork fabrics, autobiographical writings and/or textual reviews of anthropologists, this learn considers the function of the anthropologist as fieldworker and author, analyzing the ways that nationality, age, gender and private historical past impression the anthropologist's habit in the direction of the members he/she observes. The members learn the hyperlink among their fieldwork and private interplay between peoples in Africa, Japan, the Caribbean, Greece, Shetland, England, indigenous Australia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

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The difference that gender makes in how anthropological knowledge is created has still to be explored in terms of choice of area and topic, how field notes and diaries are written, the adoption of analytical categories, selection of ‘facts’, inferences drawn, unstated premises and patterns of interpretation. In feminist scholarship, the problem of the gendered knower has come to the fore marked by divisions between those who posit a ‘women’s ways of knowing’ (Belenky et al. 1986), and those who consider the empirical reach and conceptual scope of the knower to transcend constraints of gender.

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