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Literature, Writing, and Anthropology

The Ethnographic Present: A Reinvention

On Wittgenstein's Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough

Voices around the Text: The Ethnography of Reading at Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem

[Agnostic Exchange: Homeric Reciprocity and the Heritage of Simmel and Mauss]: A Commentary

Agonistic Exchange: Homeric Reciprocity and the Heritage of Simmel and Mauss

Trials of Identity in America

When Leadership Becomes Allegory: Mzeina Sheikhs and the Experience of Military Occupation

Analyzing a Speech Event: The Bush-Rather Exchange A (not very) Dramatic Dialogue

Language Conflict: Transactions and Games in Kenya

Just Writing: Paradox and Political Economy in Yemeni Legal Documents

Possible Modernities

Cultural Exchange: New Developments in the Anthropology of Commodities

Beyond Ethnography: Anthropology as Nominalism

Hypermedia and the Future of Ethnography

The Rhetoric of Ethnographic Holism

Ambiguity in the Oral Exegesis of a Sacred Text: Tirukkōvaiyār (or, the Guru in the Garden, Being an Account of a Tamil Informant's Responses to Homesteading in Central New York State)

Michel Leiris: Ethnography or Self-Portrayal? Review Essay of Sulfur 15, Featuring New Translations of Michel Leiris's Work

Talk and Real Talk: The Voices of Silence and the Voices of Power in American Family Life

Rereading Mules and Men: Toward the Death of the Ethnographer

The Irony of Stereotypes: Toward an Anthropology of Ethnicity

"Then What Have I to Do with Thee?": On Identity, Fieldwork, and Ethnographic Knowledge

The Migration of a Name: Reflections on Alexander in Africa

Dialogic Editing: Interpreting How Kaluli Read Sound and Sentiment

Is Language a Prisonhouse?