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By Paul Stoller

Anthropologists who've misplaced their senses write ethnographies which are usually disconnected from the worlds they search to painting. for many anthropologists, Stoller contends, tasteless theories are extra vital than the savory sauces of ethnographic lifestyles. that they've misplaced the smells, sounds, and tastes of the areas they research is unlucky for them, for his or her topics, and for the self-discipline itself.The style of Ethnographic issues describes how, via long term participation within the lives of the Songhay of Niger, Stoller finally got here to his senses. Taken jointly, the separate chapters converse to 2 vital and built-in concerns. the 1st is methodological—all the chapters reveal the rewards of long term learn of a tradition. the second one factor is how he turned more true to the Songhay via elevated sensual information.

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