Leiris had hoped that the activities proper to the ethnographer
would foster better communication with the people amongst whom he was travelling.
In this book, the author explores constructions of ethnicity and music-culture as a direct corollary of the impact of tourists (long attracted to this mountainous region) and ethnographers
(similarly attracted to a rich folk culture) in a study drawn from over ten years of research and fieldwork, and built on a dissertation and several published articles.
Ethnography, then, becomes autoethnographic [I would substitute autobiographic here] because the ethnographer
is unavoidably in the ethnography one way or another, however subtly or obviously" (158).
As Cooley implies, the essentialisms generated by city-dwelling ethnographers
in their definitions of Gorale music prove to be productive for indigenous musical practice itself in that the academic interest in the music legitimizes the peculiarity of Podhale's music.
The French ethnographer
puts forward the old comparison rooted in colonialism: 'Certain European cities sink gently into a moribund torpor.
As one ethnographer
put it, one day, anthropologists announce their findings, and the following day, their informants in the community go on CNN to explain how the anthropologist got it all wrong about the village.
As it turned out, Eylmann's work was roughly contemporaneous with the Australian work of the much better known zoologist and ethnographer
Funneled through the strainer of the ethnographer
, that experience results in a clear, well documented and researched book that adds significantly to our understanding of the daily realities faced by those who provide services to the mentally ill.
a Clackamas Chinook storyteller whose tales were taken down by white ethnographer
In his 'Epilogue', he considers other work on the theme, from Galen to Ian Hacking and ethnographer
, Tanya Luhrmann.
Time and place change swiftly, jumping, for instance, from the cave of a Neanderthal man, where a mysterious sandstone plate with five holes is discovered by a paleontologist, to the encampment of an Eskimo visited by an ethnographer
who finds a similar object made from the bone of a seal.
We argue that given the fundamental differences between the ethnographic research strategy and quantitative research approaches, the ethnographer
confronts a set of ethical dilemmas that are rather different from those faced by the quantitative researcher.