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Fieldwork Connections: The Fabric of Ethnographic Collaboration in China and America by Bamo Ayi, Stevan Harrell, and Ma Lunzy (review)

Fieldwork Connections: The Fabric of Ethnographic Collaboration in China and America by Bamo Ayi,... 452 China Review International: Vol. 18, No. 4, 2011 Bamo Ayi, Stevan Harrell, and Ma Lunzy. Fieldwork Connections: The Fabric of Ethnographic Collaboration in China and America. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007. xiv, 384 pp. Paperback $30.00, isbn 978-0-295-98668-5. Fieldwork Connections is a companion piece to Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China (Harrell, University of Washington Press, 2001). Certainly without Harrell's association this book would not have emerged as the University of Washington Press volume it is, even though Harrell is only one author, alphabetically patched between his coauthors Bamo and Ma, trimmed with one additional contributor, Bamo Qubumo (the first Bamo's younger sister). The bobbling balances of these not quite equal credits forms the lining beneath the surface of this piece, while the fabric displayed on the surface is four overlapping stories woven together chronologically, concentrating on the thirteen years between 1987 and 2000. Geographically, the field research at the heart of this book took place in rural, ethnically complex patches of Liangshan, in southwestern Sichuan Province. To the extent that it tells the story of a culture, that culture is called the Nuosu. Each of these angles is complicated, and that is the main http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Fieldwork Connections: The Fabric of Ethnographic Collaboration in China and America by Bamo Ayi, Stevan Harrell, and Ma Lunzy (review)

China Review International , Volume 18 (4) – Jan 30, 2011

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452 China Review International: Vol. 18, No. 4, 2011 Bamo Ayi, Stevan Harrell, and Ma Lunzy. Fieldwork Connections: The Fabric of Ethnographic Collaboration in China and America. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007. xiv, 384 pp. Paperback $30.00, isbn 978-0-295-98668-5. Fieldwork Connections is a companion piece to Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China (Harrell, University of Washington Press, 2001). Certainly without Harrell's association this book would not have emerged as the University of Washington Press volume it is, even though Harrell is only one author, alphabetically patched between his coauthors Bamo and Ma, trimmed with one additional contributor, Bamo Qubumo (the first Bamo's younger sister). The bobbling balances of these not quite equal credits forms the lining beneath the surface of this piece, while the fabric displayed on the surface is four overlapping stories woven together chronologically, concentrating on the thirteen years between 1987 and 2000. Geographically, the field research at the heart of this book took place in rural, ethnically complex patches of Liangshan, in southwestern Sichuan Province. To the extent that it tells the story of a culture, that culture is called the Nuosu. Each of these angles is complicated, and that is the main

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Published: Jan 30, 2011

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