Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2018

240 Pages | 69 b/w illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526134585

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Exoticisation Undressed

Ethnographic Nostalgia and Authenticity in Embera Clothes

First Edition

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

Published by Manchester University Press

New Ethnographies

  • Investigates the interrelationship between exoticisation, authenticity and nostalgia and sheds light on the problems that arise from the nostalgic academic search for a singular authenticity (often beneath the surface of social reality)
  • Makes a strong statement about the distorting effects of ethnographic nostalgia on the production of ethnography. This is a unique contribution to ethnographic representation
  • Introduces a number of new conceptual terms, such as 'ethnographic nostalgia', 'indigenous disemia', 'unintentional primitivisation', and 'the desire for exclusive contact with Otherness'.

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