Guestworkers: Farmworkers, filmmakers, and their obligations in the field


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© 2009 by the University of Texas Press, All rights reserved. As fieldworkers-in this case, those who go to communities asking for the favors of interviews, images, and film footage-we often find ourselves caught in a complex web of promises, obligations, and gifts. Receiving the gifts of interviews often requires something of us in return, placing us in fieldwork predicaments that we must continue to negotiate long after the actual fieldwork ends. Fieldwork, of course, is a relationship we enter because we want to. Yet once we begin the work itself, people we meet in the field and who give us their energy, time, and stories begin to have their own designs on the outcome of the work we produce and how it will be used. As this happens. Copyright

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thompson, C

Published Date

  • January 1, 2013

Volume / Issue

  • 9780292793675 /

Book Title

  • Viewpoints: Visual Anthropologists at Work

Start / End Page

  • 181 - 197

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781859184967

Citation Source

  • Scopus