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They Lie, We Lie: Getting on with Anthropology

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In this work Peter Metcalf gives an account of his fieldwork in Borneo, telling the story of his tortuous relationship with Kasi, a formidable old lady who, for 20 years tried to strictly control what he learned about her community. By comparing his experiences with those of Victor and Edith Turner and the most celebrated of informants, Muchona, the author examines the puz ...more
Paperback, 155 pages
Published March 17th 2005 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2001)
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So far a good, sobering book. Deals with questions of interpretation, lying, deception and other forms of ingratiation and conflict in relation to fieldwork, and with the matter of moving beyond "The Crisis of Representation"
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