Anand Pandian’s “Crumpled Paper Boat: Experiments in Ethnographic Writing”

We are pleased to announce the publication of Anand Pandian’s collection, Crumpled Paper Boat: Experiments in Ethnographic Writing (Duke University Press), which is an exploration of the possibilities and limits of a literary anthropology that bends the conventions of ethnographic voice and form to engage with writing as a material practice rather than a transparent representational medium.

“Boldly experimental, the contributors to this invigorating collection reveal the seriousness and creativity with which contemporary anthropologists—alert to the explosion of narrative form in fiction, poetry, cinema, and elsewhere—are breathing new life into ethnographic writing; in so doing, they reopen the possibilities of this most vital form of ethnographic expression.”Hugh Raffles, author of Insectopedia

For more information, and to order the book at a 30% discount, please visit Duke University Press and enter coupon code E17BOAT during checkout.