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Introduction to "Special Section: Fieldwork Confessionals"

Chloe Ahmann, Ali Feser, Alix Jonson, Erin McFee, Amy Lea McLachlan


The special section "Fieldwork Confessionals" published in the American Anthropologist journal examines a category in ethnography that involves moments of partial disclosure and conditional revelations made by interlocutors during fieldwork. The introduction discusses the term "confession" and its significance as moments of critical co-production and thickened intersubjectivity and gives an overview over the section's contributions.

Published: June 2023

To cite this publication: 

Ahmann, Chloe, Ali Feser, Alix Johnson, Erin McFee, and Amy Leia McLachlan. 2023. “ Fieldwork confessionals.” American Anthropologist 125: 623–628.

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