Effacer les limites entre la littérature et l'anthropologie. Une perspective britannique

Translated title of the contribution: Blurring the boundaries between literature and anthropology. A British perspective

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Abstract

The discipline of anthropology is commonly associated with social sciences rather than humanities and the interaction between anthropology and literature is rarely highlighted. However, many anthropologists have fruitfully engaged with authors such as Jane Austen and E.M. Foster while authors such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy and George Eliot responded to anthropology in their writings. Since these authors, like anthropologists, seek to render realistic portrayals of social life experiences, this essay argues that there is much to gain from re-examining and reducing the disciplinary distance between anthropology and literature.

Translated title of the contributionBlurring the boundaries between literature and anthropology. A British perspective
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)689-697
Number of pages9
JournalEthnologie Française
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • British writers
  • Ethnography
  • Fieldwork
  • Objectivity
  • Realist literature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies

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