The ethnographic issues raised in James Clifford and George E Marcus’ ‘Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography’.
In James Clifford and George E. Marcus’ book ‘Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography’ (2010), both authors raise the issue of ethnography as a broad framework of cultural identifications. I have underlined four key areas that examines the complexities of ethnography. First, the definition of ‘Post-modern ethnography. Second, the role of translation, third, the concerns around eurocentrism, Middle-class readership and otherness. Last, the medium of writing as a textual experience of ethnography/fieldwork in contemporary discourse.
Problems with translation
The textual experience of ethnographic writing; the medium and form
Readership and class systems (George Marcus)