Writing in the San/d: Autoethnography among Indigenous Southern Africans - Crossroads in Qualitative Inquiry (Hardback)
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Writing in the San/d: Autoethnography among Indigenous Southern Africans - Crossroads in Qualitative Inquiry (Hardback)

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Hardback 190 Pages / Published: 16/04/2007
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The San/Bushmen are one of the most studied people in anthropology, subjects of research going back one hundred years, of documentaries, and even of popular movies (The Gods Must Be Crazy). This intriguing new work on the San is a team-based ethnography, collaborative (one of the writers is married to a member of the community), reflexive (the authors become characters in the book themselves), and literary (with poetry, dialogue, interviews, photography, and first person accounts, as well as traditional ethnographic description). In this book, South Africans are studying other South Africans, in a new environment in which many San are no longer hunter gatherers, but are activist and engaged in cultural tourism. It will be an exciting counterpoint to traditional ethnographies and stories about the San people, for anthropologists and Africanists.

Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780759109506
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 239 x 161 x 18 mm


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Renowned international scholar Keyan Tomaselli has long been an advocate for forcing cultural studies outside of the confines of academia and into real life situations. Through the essays collected in Writing in the San/d, we witness the practice and evolution of a "reverse cultural studies" as Tomaselli and his colleagues immerse themselves in actual fieldwork situations in Southern Africa with revealing and often unexpected consequences. The dual awareness of self and subject explored through writing presents a model for students and academics to develop fieldwork practices for cultural studies in a variety of settings. As such the collection makes an excellent companion to contemporary cultural studies of indigenous populations in South Africa and the surrounding region. -- Matthew Durington, Towson University
The Writing in the San/d anthology is an intriguing experiment in collaborative methods....The nine articles in the book make a number of important points. * Collaborative Anthropologies *
These essays capture the spirit of a moment in anthropology. -- Paulla A. Ebron, Journal of Anthropological Research
The emergence of Keyan Tomaselli's scholarship across various disciplines over the last twenty five years of the twentieth century is undoubtedly one of the most exciting events in South African intellectual history. Its depth, breadth and intensity surely brings to mind that of Clement Martyn Doke which dominated the first half of the past century. In recent years Tomaselli has engaged himself with the complex splay of modernity in South Africa. In this book, written with his colleagues, he broaches the dark side of this historical experience as is evident in its disastrous effect on the First People (KhoiSan) of South Africa. He poses a challenge to all of us South Africans by making it clear that until the First People are integrated into modernity largely on their own terms, the formation of modernity in our country is still very much incomplete. This incompleteness is a singular expression of the unfinished political and cultural project of the democratic experiment initiated in 1994. -- Ntongela Masilela, Pitzer College

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