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Comparing Ethnographies
This paper compares the narratives of two ethnographies by Amitav Ghosh and Lila Abu-Lughod.
# 126483 | 1,500 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper provides a comparison of the narratives of two ethnographies, Amitav Ghosh's In An Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale and Lila Abu-Lughod's Dreams of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt. The analysis compares Ghosh's novelistic approach to narrative with Abu-Lughod's more clinical and conventional ethnography.

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In an Antique Land Dramas of Nationhood In Amitav Ghosh's In an Antique Land History in the Guise of aTraveler's Tale and Lila Abu-Lughod's Dreams of Nationhood The Politics ofTelevision in Egypt the authors take a different approach to illustratingtheir respective communities Ghosh's book is a combination history mystery travelogue and anthropology that reads as much like a novel as itdoes ethnography Ghosh uses a number of fictional devices in constructinghis story of the relationship of a medieval Indian slave Bomma and

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