|Willow (the_willow) wrote,|
@ 2011-06-23 23:16:00
|Entry tags:||note to self, thinky thoughts|
Note To Self: "Gone Native"
Inspired by comments (and some occasional thoughts of my own) revolving around the Foreigner series; somewhat triggered by 'The Sentinel' thoughts - about the privilege and ethnocentrism (does anyone use that instead of racism?) of the phrase. I'm left thinking that getting as close and inside a culture to understand as much as possible how the other side thinks IS possibly the best 'anthropology' - except as practiced by privileged old white guys for ages, that meant stepping down from a place of observational judgement against standards of one's own society making it truly impossible to evaluate another culture for itself. (More thoughts later, expand possibly? Hunt for links and sources - yes)