Out in the Field: Reflections of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists
Ellen Lewin, William L. Leap, William Leap
University of Illinois Press, 1996 - Social Science - 315 pages
"Lesbian and gay anthropologists write in "Out in the Field" about their research and personal experiences in conducting fieldwork, about the ethical and intellectual dilemmas they face in writing about lesbian or gay populations, and about the impact on their careers of doing lesbian/gay research. The first volume in which lesbian and gay anthropologists discuss personal experiences, "Out in the Field" offers compelling illustrations of professional lives both closeted and out to colleagues and fieldwork informants. It also concerns aligning career goals with personal sexual preferences and speaks directly to issues of representation and authority currently being explored throughout the social sciences.
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Introduction Ellen Lewin and William L Leap
Not Given to Personal Disclosure Geoffrey Burkhart
Rites of Passing Liz Goodman
Being Gay and Doing Fieldwork Walter L Williams
Conducting a Fieldwork Project on Gender
Confessions of a Reformed Grant Hustler Ellen Lewin
How I Got Here from There
The Journey of a Gay Ethnographer in the Years
An Impossible Possibility?
Sexual Identity in the Textual
Requiem for a Street Fighter Kath Weston
Afterword SueEllen Jacobs
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