Anthr 102 Lecture Notes 7 - The identity of the...

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1 The identity of the ethnographer Lecture 7 Identity and Ethnography Make a list of three features of your identity that are important to you: Ex: Musician, or South Asian, or Outgoing, or Female, or member of X sorority, etc. How do you think your informant will see you? Make a list of three features of your identity that you think may be particularly important to him/her. Does your informant see your identity in the same way as you do? A. Yes B. No
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2 Part of culture shock Experiencing yourself as misrecognized, misrepresented, cast in a different identity Does the identity of the ethnographer affect the findings of an ethnographic study? A. No B. Yes, and that’s a problem: findings can only be scientific if every researcher would reach the same result C. Yes, and that’s not a problem: different researchers bring different perspectives to their subject Dorinne Kondo in Japan
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3 Yasujiro Ozu, Tokyo Story Kondo’s fieldwork challenge Her identity as a Japanese American
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