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Representation/self-representation: A tale of two portraits; or, portraits and social science representations

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The problem of representation is profound for anthropology: how do representation and represented relate? What motivates or warrants bridges over the inevitable disconnection between the two? I suggest that photographs and portraits provide a rich basis for thinking about the particular sorts of warrant for anthropological representation. My most general suggestion is that anthropological representation may be conceived of as a form of portraiture, and that it is an exercise in ekphrasis (a v...

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10.1080/08949460903472978

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Routledge
Journal:
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Volume:
23
Issue:
5
Pages:
398-426
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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1545-5920
ISSN:
0894-9468
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English
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300930
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2013-11-17

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