All this begs the question of what it means to be inside and outside the
community, and conversely, what/where/when are the boundaries of the
community. Who says who's in and who's out?
Are the lads in Willis' study in or out of the school community? They might
say "out", but in actively conspiring against school culture, do they not
participate in it, shape it, and therefore constitute part of it?
Not intending to make trouble, it just comes naturally when I'm puzzled.
On Monday 17 April 2006 9:32 am, Andrew Jocuns wrote:
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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