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By Anand Pandian,Stuart McLean

Crumpled Paper Boat is a booklet of experimental ventures in ethnographic writing, an exploration of the probabilities of a literary anthropology. those unique essays from extraordinary writers within the box blur the bounds among ethnography and genres comparable to poetry, fiction, memoir, and cinema. They handle issues as varied as ritual expression in Cuba and insanity in a Moroccan urban, the HIV epidemic in South Africa and roadkill in suburban the United States. Essays exchange with methodological reflections on basic difficulties of writerly historical past, craft, and accountability in anthropology. Crumpled Paper Boat engages writing as an artistic technique of come upon, a manner of creating and unmaking worlds, and a cloth perform no much less participatory and dynamic than fieldwork itself. those proficient writers express how creative, beautiful, and intellectually adventurous prose can let us input extra profoundly into the lives and worlds of others, breaking with traditional notions of illustration and subjectivity. They argue that such experimentation is key to anthropology’s position within the modern global, and certainly one of our strongest technique of enticing it.

Contributors. Daniella Gandolfo, Angela Garcia, Tobias Hecht, Michael Jackson, Adrie Kusserow, Stuart McLean, Todd Ramón Ochoa, Anand Pandian, Stefania Pandolfo, Lisa Stevenson, Kathleen Stewart

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