Exiles and ethnographers: an essay

Schlesinger, P. (2006) Exiles and ethnographers: an essay. Social Science Information, 45(1), pp. 53-77. (doi:10.1177/0539018406061103)

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The generically challenging work of W.G. Sebald is the point of departure for this essay, which reflects on the role of evidence and research in literary and non-literary works and the affinities between anthropological and literary ethnographies. The crucial place of borders and passports for the exile is discussed, as is the importance of photography for the constitution of exilic memories and identities. The essay concludes with reflections on the diasporic photography of Frédéric Brenner. Exilic ethnography is connected to an ethics of memory.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Schlesinger, Professor Philip
Authors: Schlesinger, P.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PR English literature
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Social Science Information

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