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Tools to Shape Texts: What Creative Nonfiction Can Offer Ethnography

Narayan, Kirin

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Drawing on the storytelling techniques of fiction to write about realevents, creative nonfiction is a flourishing literary movement. This article examineshow attention to the craft of creative nonfiction is potentially useful to ethnography. Ipresent a few practical tools that may help ethnographers seeking to shape the materi-als of fieldwork: story, situation, persona, character, scene, and summary. I also ponderhow to include background material without dense expository lumps. To show...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007-12
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/100179
Source: Anthropology & Humanism
DOI: 10.1525/ahu.2007.32.2.130

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