Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xii

...scholars, mentors, colleagues, and friends who have sustained me throughout this project. First, Jane Danielewicz and Jordynn Jack have provided for years precisely the kind of mentorship I hope to offer my own students, challenging and encouraging me in equal measures, and offering generous support while trusting me to pursue my own interests...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-24

...Mead, the most famous anthropologist of the twentieth century, suggested in 1960 that it was anthropology’s status as a “new science” that made her discipline more welcoming to women and minority groups than other sciences.2 Not only its newness but also its research...

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Ethnographic Monographs: Genre Change and Rhetorical Scarcity

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pp. 25-56

...suggested, who had the capacity for patient observation and careful record keeping. While maintaining that “the anthropologist prosecute[s] his work . . . by the most vigorous and exacting methods,” Mason also assured the all-male membership of the first anthropological society that theirs was “a science in which there is no priesthood and laity, no sacred...

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Field Autobiographies: Rhetorical Recruitment and Embodied Ethnography

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pp. 57-94

...significant changes in anthropologists’ rhetorical practices discussed in chapter 1, many women practitioners found themselves renegotiating their status relative to new disciplinary hierarchies. Whereas the amateur members of the Women’s Anthropological Society had been able, in the 1880s, to justify their papers as “real contributions to knowledge” simply...

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Folklore Collections: Professional Positions and Situated Representations

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pp. 95-135

...American novelist, playwright, and folklorist, highlight the contradictions inherent in the position of being a “native ethnographer,” one who studies as an anthropologist the practices of her home community. As Deloria insists in her letter to her mentor, Columbia Professor of Anthropology Franz Boas, her...

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Ethnographic Novels: Educational Critiques and Rhetorical Trajectories

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pp. 136-174

...audiences primarily consumed. Despite anthropology’s growth as a discipline over the first decades of the twentieth century, Parsons writes, her professional colleagues had not yet extended their scientific expertise into texts aimed at popular consumption. This was...

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Conclusion: Rhetorical Archaeology

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pp. 175-186

...shards, bones, and rock strata” evokes a provocative image of historical genre study. I take up this metaphor of genres as artifacts—specifically, artifacts that are incomplete, foundational, and sequenced—to develop here a vision of historical genre study as a practice of...

Notes

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pp. 187-228

Bibliography

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pp. 229-256

Index

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pp. 257-268