Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story
Single story is showing people as one thing over and over again and that
is what they become.
Single stories are incomplete and make one story become the only story.
When we reject the single story, we regain a kind of paradise.
The object of anthropological study is different from the eye that observes
westerners. This is an invention of anthropology. Refers to nicerema – a
description about how tribe goes in bathroom (called medicine place).
Truly the way anthropologists write about other people and the quest to
paint your subjects/objects that are fundamentally different from you.
“Otherness” is the craft of anthropology. Emergence of two disciplines is
division of labor. Anthropology has tried to reinvent itself. Big difference
between how it was practiced in the past to now. Difference – the idea that
you can understand someone from the perspective of standing aside and
looking back. They story told about the anthropologist is about difference,