Speechless: Understanding the Manufacture of Omission in an Effort Toward a More Responsible Ethnography
Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Narratives are versions of reality that are often fragile and always contingent. As such, the potential for anthropological knowledge production hinges on the gaps in narrative that result from omissions, exclusions, and silences on the part of both researcher and research subject. In this thesis, I draw attention to the ways anthropological knowledge is narrative knowledge, and, as such, can be productively engaged with the tools of narrative study. I contend with the excesses and omissions that shape the production of ethnographic narratives, and offer correctives born of this work that might allow for the production of more salient and responsible anthropological knowledge.
Talia Dan-Cohen, Anna Jacobsen
goldstein, sophie, "Speechless: Understanding the Manufacture of Omission in an Effort Toward a More Responsible Ethnography" (2022). Senior Honors Papers / Undergraduate Theses. 42.