Discussion questions - 1) Main question that was discussed...

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1) Main question that was discussed in the articles by Lila Abu-Lughod and Judith Stacey is “Can there be a Feminist Ethnography?” Lila Abu-Lughod approaches this question from very deep; she draws a parallel between anthropological research, objectivity and feminism. She quotes from other writers that objectivity is a strategy of male power. By this does she mean that what we (the world) consider(s) objective is in fact subjective (or masculine)? As far as, I understood correctly she finishes her article by pointing out that there might a feminist ethnography and we should explore many things it might be. Judith Stacey considers two aspects of the above question. First, she discusses about two main contradictions between feminist principles and ethnographic method. Two contradictions are: the process of ethnographic research and the product of this research. Here does she state that these ethnographic research process and its yield are biased and subjective, whereas feminist principles are not? The second aspect she discusses is the similarities between postmodern ethnographers
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