Writing Anthropology: Essays on Craft and Commitment – eBook PDF

eBook details

  • Author: Carole McGranahan
  • File Size: 4 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 328 Pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2020
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B08669N887
  • ISBN-10: 1478006846, 1478008121
  • ISBN-13: 9781478006848, 9781478008125

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Writing Anthropology: Essays on Craft and Commitment – eBook PDF

In Writing Anthropology (PDF), fifty-two anthropologists reflect on scholarly writing as both commitment and craft. These short essays include a wide range of territory, from genre, ethnography, and the politics of writing to affect, storytelling, authorship, and scholarly responsibility. Anthropological writing is more than communicating findings: anthropologists write to tell stories that are of importance, to be answerable to the communities in which they do their research, and to share new understandings about the world in ways that might change it for the better. The contributors provide insights into the beauty and the function of language and the pains and joys of writing while giving help to stay at it—to keep writing as the most significant way to not only improve one’s writing but to also respect the stories and lessons learned through research. Throughout, they share new prompts, thoughts, and agitations for writing that will encourage conversations that cut across the humanities.


In these 53 brief, blog-style essays, college students now have a new, succinct guide to help them think through a wealth of writing issues. Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates to faculty; professionals.” ― Choice Published On: 2021-02-01

Writing Anthropology: Essays on Craft and Commitment is the long-awaited ebook that our discipline desperately needs to move us away from the persistent idea that our texts should be indecipherable to mortals. Carole McGranahan and company have given anthropologists a stunningly wrinkled and coffee-stained road map to assist us all to get to a writing place that is thoughtful, self-aware, compassionate, and (gasp!) accessible.” ― Jason De León, author of ― The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail

In this great volume, a multitude of ruminations prompts, thoughts and provocations flow together like a vibrant stream until we see the essence of contemporary anthropology as a committed way of writing about people that are obliged to a sense of accountability. The accomplished anthropologists featured in this ebook pursue a shared commitment to writing well. But this is not only for the sake of more effective explication of theoretical nuance. They plan to better convey the hardships and dignity of humanity itself. This is ethnography at its best: beautifully written, deeply instructive, surprising, and grounded in an ethical practice that never ends to care about and attend to everything and everyone with whom anthropologists engage.” ― Laurence Ralph, author of ― The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence

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