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Writing Culture and the Life of Anthropology

Edited by
Orin Starn
Orin Starn

Orin Starn is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. He is the author of The Passion of Tiger Woods: An Anthropologist Reports on Golf, Race, and Celebrity Scandal and Nightwatch: The Politics of Protest in the Andes, and the coeditor of The Peru Reader, all also published by Duke University Press.

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Duke University Press
ISBN electronic:
978-0-8223-7565-4
Publication date:
2015
Book Chapter

Writing Culture (or Something Like That)

By
Hugh Raffles
Hugh Raffles
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Published:
March 2015

In the almost thirty years since Writing Culture was published, ethnography has radically expanded its objects and registers. Drawing on a range of examples, this chapter considers some of the issues raised by an ethnography of stone.

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