Re: [xmca] "informants as lames"

From: Andrew Jocuns (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2006 - 06:32:28 PDT

I think Paul Rabinow in his ethnography, Reflections
on Fieldwork in Morocco, mentions that the first
person to greet an anthropologist is often an outsider
in the community. I am not sure if was him or someone
else who wrote that anthropologists should stay away
from said person.


--- Mike Cole <> wrote:

> I am looking for a reference to the problem of
> anthropological fieldwork
> that arises because people who are likely to
> interact with an outsider to the community are
> themselves likely to be
> marginal within their own communities. The phrase
> that comes to mind is "lames."
> Can anyone help?
> mike
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