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ERIC Number: EJ923616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0161-6463
Confessions of an Anthropological Poser
Shorter, David Delgado
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v35 n1 p113-117 2011
This article presents the author's confessions about being an anthropological poser. He shares a series of short fragments that evidence the ways he has drawn the line around his work. He draws some lessons about how to work collaboratively and effectively as Natives, scholars, and Native scholars. He closes this confession by admitting that he has not been the most perfect scholar. He states that he often bothers organizers of conferences and publishers by asking more of them than they are used to, because he thinks working with tribal people requires more: more attention to words, issues of colonization, issues of representation, and issues of intersubjectivity not objectivity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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