Stories to tell, stories to sell: Resisting textualization

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A reflexive argument for reverse cultural studies in discussing problems in fieldwork, academic access and research accountability is developed. This paper reflexively analyses tensions and contradictions set in motion by the writing of articles on observer-observed relations within both San Bushmen communities themselves and between myself and 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 on how to ensure campfire dissemination/involvement of, and popular access to, the written product by a-literate and non-English-speaking communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)856-875
Number of pages20
JournalCultural Studies
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Authoethnography
  • Bushmen
  • Participatory research
  • Textual resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • General Social Sciences


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