The ethnographer as a storyteller

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Ethnography is not just a literary description of a social group or culture, it’s also writing about the researcher him/herself. In this article an ethnographer as a storyteller refers to a point of view, where the researcher as the narrator of an ethnography tells an informative, evocative story of his/her fieldwork and the dialogue between him/her and research subjects. Analysing ethnography as a written narrative indicates that researcher’s roles as the author and narrator of the text should be taken into account when evaluating ethnographic knowledge in our time.
Translated title of the contributionEtnografi tarinankertojana
Original languageEnglish
Issue number5
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • ethnography
  • narrative
  • researcher
  • ethnographic knowledge

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