Description - Own or Other Culture by Judith Okely
Own or other Culture challenges those anthropologists who suggest that fieldwork in the 'West' is easy or merely a reiteration of what is already 'known' to either Westerners or non Westerners. Revealing some pioneering articles in social anthropology written over a period of twenty years Judith Okely discusses selected themes which include: questions of reflexivity and autobiography anthropology in Europe the cultural location of the anthropologist feminism in anthropology. Confronting the ambiguities of doing fieldwork in her own country, Judith Okely discusses a wide range of subjects. The author's boarding school reveals a British exotica, colonial comparisons and the gendering of the body. Although Gypsies treat non-Gypsies as the 'other', Gypsy fortune-tellers are shown to be closer to a sceptical scientific tradition than their credulous and literate non-Gypsy clients. Further chapters in Own or Other Culture scrutinise Malinowski's diary and advance issues for feminist anthropology in a reassessment of de Beauvoir, Kaberry and populist accounts of gender and bodily experience across cultures.
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