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By Judith Okely

Anthropology and Autobiography marks the 1st accomplished exploration of anthropological writings and their theoretical implications. supplying exact insights into the fieldwork fabrics, autobiographical writings and/or textual evaluations of anthropologists, this research considers the function of the anthropologist as fieldworker and author, studying the ways that nationality, age, gender and private background impression the anthropologist's habit in the direction of the members he/she observes. The participants study the hyperlink among their fieldwork and private interplay between peoples in Africa, Japan, the Caribbean, Greece, Shetland, England, indigenous Australia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

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Later, back home, these multiple levels of personal discourse become transmuted into impersonal and distant printed words. These very disjunctions have become issues in current debates. For Fabian (1983), this break between fieldwork and text allows a coverup for a fundamental contradiction: ethnographic research involves prolonged interaction with others, yet anthropological discourse conveys the understanding gained in terms of distance, both spatial and temporal. Here I am concerned not so much with the displacement of time but with a related issue, the obscuring of gender through the continuing convention of the transcendent authorial voice separated from the embodied person and from historical time and place.

Hope of a genuine ‘friendship’ was abandoned. Joy Hendry’s cautionary tale of a friendship, destabilised by collaborative research, is not a straight rebuttal of Watson’s utopian solution. The example reveals the ingredients of ‘studying up’ (Nader 1969). Whereas Crick feared giving too much remuneration to his poorer collaborator, lest the anthropologist lose face and authentic knowledge, Hendry’s wealthier Japanese friend and assistant soon resented payment, since she appeared to lose equal status.

The ‘inflection argument’ deflects any analysis of power relations. Analytical categories, by definition, are abstractions from reality, invented labels for identifying features and placing them in classes of similarity and difference. The choice of analytical categories itself becomes problematic; they are open to instability (Harding 1986). In anthropology, the category of ‘gender’ has been taken seriously mainly by women informed by feminist perspectives. Yet gender can be seen in many societies as a primary organising principle; in some cases, as Strathern (1988) demonstrates for Melanesian societies, ‘gender’ reaches far beyond relations of men and women to structure the whole of social relations and events.

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