Ethnography and the Dialogical Principle

By Amani Maihoub.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies

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This paper is concerned with the relevance of Mikhail Bakhtin’s thought to doing and writing ethnography. It investigates the significance of thinking and practicing anthropology as dialogue. The role of the anthropologist both in the field and in the armchair is conceived within a Bakhtinian theoretical framework for authenticity. This discussion ultimately endorses the dialogical potential of anthropological work.

Keywords: Ethnography, Dialogism, Writing

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2015, pp.11-18. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 354.657KB).

Amani Maihoub

Researcher, Assistant to Director, Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands