Beyond Writing Culture: current intersections of epistemologies and representational practices
Olaf Zenker, Karsten Kumoll (eds.)
New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books
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Two decades after the publication of Clifford and Marcus’ volume Writing Culture, this collection provides a fresh and diverse reassessment of the debates that this pioneering volume unleashed. At the same time, Beyond Writing Culture moves the debate on by embracing the more fundamental challenge as to how to conceptualize the intricate relationship between epistemology and representational practices rather than maintaining the original narrow focus on textual analysis. It thus offers a thought-provoking tapestry of new ideas relevant for scholars not only concerned with “the ethnographic Other,” but with representation in general.