Anthropologists are called "visiting strangers" in one of the fourteen essays in this multicultural book, and that term captures the essential mystery of the ethnographic experience: how can an anthropologist drop into a small Nigerian village or a Himalayan hillside and find friendship as well as information? How can people cross language and cultural barriers? Maintain observer-observed, but also personal, relationships? It seems nearly impossible, but the beauty of ethnography is that the friendships form and deepen, as related in these essays. The writers are innovative, humanist anthropologists, not bogged down with tables, charts, and scholarly apparatus. They are at the same time among the most skilled observers and reporters of experience and the authentic voice. Simply, they transcend quantitative safety and reach far into the human realm in this magical collection of living friends. Readers will enjoy hearing of life as it is felt in several continents, in tropical and subarctic temperatures, in spirited retellings of conversations, in music, in poems, and in the writers' reflections. All the people in this book are real, and all have profound mysteries about them, beautifully wrought by courageous writers.
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Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Anderson, Around the World in 30 Years: Life as a Cultural Anthropologist (ISBN 1577660579); Barley, The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes from a Mud Hut (ISBN 1577661567); Chinas, La Zandunga: Of Fieldwork and Friendship in Southern Mexico (ISBN 0881336807); and DeVita, Stumbling Toward Truth: Anthropologists at Work (ISBN 1577661257).
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