This major work, now available in paperback, by one of the world's leading anthropologists discusses the style, imagery and metaphor of the great anthropologists, thereby developing Geertz's claim that doing good anthropology is like writing good literature.
1. Being There: Anthropology and the Scene of Writing 2. The World in a Text: How to Read `Tristes Tropiques' 3. Slide Show: Evans-Pritchard's African Transparencies 4. I-Witnessing: Malinowski's Children 5. Us/Not-Us: Benedict's Travels 6. Being Here: Whose Life Is It Anyway?I ndex students and academics in anthropology, sociology, history, literature.