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Contents: Deborah Reed-Danahay, Introduction -- Kay Warren, Narrating Cultural Resurgence: The Politics of Genre and Self-Representation for Mayan Activists -- David Kideckel, Autoethnography as Political Resistance: A Case from Socialist Romania -- Birgitta Svensson, The Power of Biography: Criminal Policy, Prison Life, and the Formation of Criminal Identities in the Swedish Welfare State -- Michael Herzfeld, The Taming of Revolution: Intense Paradoxes of the Self -- Henk Driessen, Lives Writ Large: Kabyle Self-Portraits and the Question of Identity -- Deborah Reed-Danahay, Educational Narratives and the Ethnography of Autoethnography in Rural France -- Alexandra Jaffe, Narrating the 'I' versus narrating the 'Isle': Life Histories and the Problem of Representation in Corsica -- Pnina Motzafi-Haller, Writing 'Birthright': On Native Anthropologists and the Politics of Representation -- Caroline Brettell, Blurred Genres and Blended Voices: Life History, Biography, Autobiography and the Autoethnography of Women's Lives

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Also available in hardback, 9781859739709 GBP50.00 (August, 1997)

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Deborah Reed-Danahay Associate Professor,University of Texas at Arlington


'The different writings analysed in the book address major anthropological concerns because they make possible a better understanding of the self and the social in literary societies.' Anthropological Quarterly

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