In Anthropology and the Politics of Representation volume editor Gabriela Vargas-Cetina brings together a group of international scholars who, through their fieldwork experiences, reflect on the epistemological, political, and personal implications of their own work. To do so, they focus on such topics as ethnography, anthropologists’ engagement in identity politics, representational.
The term representation is normally referring to representative democracies, in which constituents elect an official who speaks for them in the legislature. Voting rights to select representatives in the government are generally only granted to citizens of that country, although some democracies have extended that to others. It was Edmund Burke who most successfully articulated the difference.
Instead, his essay takes as a central conceit the preoccupation of art and literary criticism by the concept of representation over and above the concept of media and its theoretical cognates mediation and communication. Like Krauss, Guillory devises a media concept that primarily describes processes and technologies of communication as distinct from “fine art.” (This is what allows him to.
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Writing Culture argues that ethnography is in the midst of a political and epistemological crisis: Western writers no longer portray non-Western peoples with unchallenged authority; the process of cultural representation is now inescapably contingent, historical, and contestable. The essays in this volume help us imagine a fully dialectical ethnography acting powerfully in the postmodern world.
POLITICS, AND EHICS OF REPRESENTATION IN ONLINE ETHNOGRAPHY Annette N. Markham in cyberspace, one dwells in language. and through language. i exist as myself in language online.. . it feels more like being me than i sometimes feel offline .i think myself in language is more communicative of who i am. and because i’m a good writer, eloquence makes me beautiful. .. —Sherie, online.
Material discussed in the essays include the creation of cultural routes in Europe, the video’s of Fiona Tan, artistic and literary representations of the North African desert, the production of indigenous videos in Mexico, mobile forms of ethnography, the film Existenz, Jamaica Kincaid’s writing on gardens, the video representation of sex tourism and ways of imagining the global. Authors.
While E. E. Schattschneider (1960) has long noted the class bias of representative institutions, there is little discussion of how to improve the political representation of the disaffected — that is, the political representation of those citizens who do not have the will, the time, or political resources to participate in politics. The absence of such a discussion is particularly apparent.