George Marcus

“Therefore in fact, I would like to take the emphasis in our discussion here away from the monograph as we know it and focus once again on the state of reflexivity in anthropology- not on reflexivity in the writing of ethnographies but in the inevitable stories or shoptalk that one tells in the confines of professional culture. These sorts of stories have been very important in instilling method in anthropology, and they must still be today. But we should listen for those stories that are not longer so much about the fieldwork experience bounded by the Malinowskian scene of encounter, but more broadly about the design of research”