The native voice—and the anthropological vision


  • *This article was first given as a Munro Lecture at the University of Edinburgh, January 1992. Thanks are owed to the Munro Committee for inviting me, and to the Northern Scholars' Committee for making a lengthier stay possible. I am particularly grateful towards Professor Anthony Cohen, Department of Anthropology, for organizing it all, and for the time he spent discussing my propositions. Thanks are also owed to Dr Judith Okely and Dr Peter Hervik For their encouraging remarks on the first draft.