"Dit is die here se asem": The wind, its messages, and issues of auto-ethnographic methodology in the Kalahari

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Abstract

This article continues Tomaselli's Kalahari story on issues of representation, research methodology, and reverse cultural studies. He discusses relationships between observers and observed in terms of dependency, inclusions/exclusions, and borders and Othering. Continuing with an auto-ethnography, Tomaselli reflexively analyzes tensions and contradictions set in motion by the writing of this article within both the San communities themselves and between himself, development, and other agencies working in one of these areas. Questions addressed relate to ownership of information, the relationship between the local/particular and the national/policy, and how to ensure campfire dissemination/involvement of the written product.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-428
Number of pages32
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Auto-ethnography
  • Botswana
  • Bushmen
  • Field methodology
  • Kalahari
  • San

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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