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Response to David B. Edwards's “Afghanistan, Ethnography, and the New World Order”: On the Involuntary Redrawing of Our Subject Matter

Essay Excerpt

In the scenes and scene changes he describes, David B. Edwards sets the constructions of mass media over against personal memory, and popular constructions of the "other" emanating from the United States against complex multivocalities audible "on site." Local knowledge is constrained and distorted, yet in some interesting ways, extended and inflected, by global representations in international communicative channels. One can engage Edwards's assemblage of vignettes in (at least) one time-honored way: as a photo album inviting us to narratize these pictures in various dialogic modes (or moods) (361).

Mills, Margaret. "Response to David B. Edwards's “Afghanistan, Ethnography, and the New World Order”: On the Involuntary Redrawing of Our Subject Matter." Cultural Anthropology 9.3(1994): 361–364.

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