Ethnographic Perspectives in the Theories of George Marcus
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This paper analyzes the various theories of George Marcus in the study of anthropology and concludes with various 'experimental' solutions to the problems Marcus addresses in his article "Contemporary Problems of Ethnography in the Modern World System".
From the Paper:"George Marcus’s article, “Contemporary Problems of Ethnography in the Modern World System,” is a call for anthropologists to take into account change, history, and political economy in their writings.(1986) According to Marcus, “Change and the larger frameworks of local politics have usually been treated in separate theoretical or conceptual discourse with some ethnographic detail added in for illustration.” (1986: 166) This partition has resulted in a the world of larger systems seen as externally impinging on and “bounding little worlds, but not integral to them.”(166) This paper will explore the methods, and their implications, that Marcus puts forth as a means of integrating historical and political perspectives with the ethnographic."
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