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Chatty and Colchester - Chapter 29

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Buy and Download Description In this chapter I want to tell you what has been happening to highland Sardinians over the past ten years or so. But I am concerned - I suppose I could dress this up in the current jargon of reflexivity, if this were not part of the problem - about exactly how to present this account, for I have become increasingly uncomfortable with modes of reporting that have recently become fashionable in anthropology. Although I would like to entertain you, I hesitate to dramatize this story, for it is hard to discern the line past which is over-dramatization and falsification. I would like to engage your interest and sympathy, but I hesitate to frame this story in terms of perpetrators and victims, heroes and villains, lest my report be reduced to a kind of glib advocacy or, worse, an expression of one or another set of ideological set answers. Finally, while I recognize that human needs and human values are at stake in the events I describe, I am reluctant to make this initially, and primarily, into a struggle of good and bad, into a tale of morality, because the leap into ethical condemnation is often over a gaping chasm of ignorance. In this chapter I want to tell you what has been happening to highland Sardinians over the past ten years or so. But I am concerned - I suppose I could dress this up in the current jargon of reflexivity, if this were not part of the problem - abou
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