Contaminations and Ethnographic Fictions : Southern Crossings

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dc.contributor.author Hemer, Oscar
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-08T07:16:02Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-08T07:16:02Z
dc.date.issued 2020 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-030-34924-0 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-030-34925-7 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/30832
dc.description.abstract This book is an experimental interrogation in the crossroads of literature and anthropology (fiction and ethnography). “Southern Crossings” refers to travels in the Global South, i. e. India and, primarily, South Africa, whereas “contaminations” invokes a supposed tradition of genre transgression and cross-over writing. The form aims at being congenial with the subject: an exploration of purity vs. impurity, or racialisation vs. creolisation, and a reflection on identity and boundaries, personal and collective. Close readings of Mary Douglas (Purity and Danger), Edouard Glissant (Poetics of Relation) and others (Appadurai, Coetzee, Zimitri Erasmus) are interfoliated with a fictional autoethnography in third person (and third gender), spanning from 2007 to 2018. Many anthropologists have tried literary or journalistic forms of expression, but this book is an unusual, if not unique, approach to anthropology from the literary writer’s position. It ambitiously competes on both literary and academic merits. en_US
dc.format.extent XV, 202 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology;
dc.subject Creolisation en_US
dc.subject Purity en_US
dc.subject Contamination en_US
dc.subject Apartheid en_US
dc.subject Writing en_US
dc.subject Ethnography en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Contaminations and Ethnographic Fictions : Southern Crossings en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 2 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. School of Arts and Communication (K3)
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-030-34925-7 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.contributor.centre Malmö University. (Re)thinking Democracy (REDEM) en_US
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