WRITING IN THE SAN/D: AUTOETHNOGRAPHY AMONG INDIGENOUS SOUTHERN AFRICANS
San/d San People “Bushmen” Sand of the Kalahari Deset
 
 
Research Purpose/Questions <ul><li>To examine observer – observed relations (dependency, inclusion/exclusion, borders & ot...
Theoretical Framework <ul><li>Visual Anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Cultural Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Experience ...
METHODOLOGY
Autoethnography <ul><li>Narratives illustrate shift from theory to experience </li></ul><ul><li>From impersonal text to re...
Data Collection Methods <ul><li>Participant observer </li></ul><ul><li>Field notes </li></ul><ul><li>Observation </li></ul...
Data Analysis Methods  <ul><li>Each interpreted the same setting & situations differently </li></ul>
Findings/Conclusions
Personal Reactions/Critique  <ul><li>Heather </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes </li></ul><ul><li>Ch....
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Writing In The Sand

  1. 1. WRITING IN THE SAN/D: AUTOETHNOGRAPHY AMONG INDIGENOUS SOUTHERN AFRICANS
  2. 2. San/d San People “Bushmen” Sand of the Kalahari Deset
  3. 5. Research Purpose/Questions <ul><li>To examine observer – observed relations (dependency, inclusion/exclusion, borders & othering) </li></ul><ul><li>To examine methodological issues of narratives </li></ul><ul><li>To examine the construction of meaning </li></ul><ul><li>To question ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Issues of possession, poverty, ontology </li></ul>
  4. 6. Theoretical Framework <ul><li>Visual Anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Cultural Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of specific/local offers a prism to address general/global issues (pg. 1) </li></ul>
  5. 7. METHODOLOGY
  6. 8. Autoethnography <ul><li>Narratives illustrate shift from theory to experience </li></ul><ul><li>From impersonal text to reflexive expression </li></ul><ul><li>“ empathetically understood creatively engaged by subjects who appreciate the symbolic value of being included in someone’s life story” (21) </li></ul>
  7. 9. Data Collection Methods <ul><li>Participant observer </li></ul><ul><li>Field notes </li></ul><ul><li>Observation </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Filming </li></ul><ul><li>photography </li></ul>
  8. 10. Data Analysis Methods <ul><li>Each interpreted the same setting & situations differently </li></ul>
  9. 11. Findings/Conclusions
  10. 12. Personal Reactions/Critique <ul><li>Heather </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes </li></ul><ul><li>Ch. 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Jody </li></ul>
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