I am teaching an ethnographic survey course on Sub-Saharan Africa and realise I need an idiot's guide to epistemology of anthropology (and of course Everything Else!).
Any quick concise references? I am a lapsed fan of Popper and (probably) a non-phenomenologist, but my philosophy is a bit rusty so any help you can offer will be most welcome,
The Reader I am using - Perspectives on Africa eds Grinker & Steiner - makes my blood boil at certain points but it does have two opposing 'native' African opinons to contrast.
I should add that I started as a linguist and carried out extensive fieldwork in Sudan (Nuba Mts and Darfur) so I am well acquainted with the problems of linguistic competence of the 'observer' and evaluating native informants' 'answers'.
thanks in advance
Robin Thelwall, U of Calgary