Ethnographic Journal

The pages grouped under this menu consist of a number of short, textual, snapshots focusing upon incidents recorded by the author, Glenn Reeves, during a period of extended residence on the island of Siberut during the early 1990s and a brief period in the latter half of 2000, which also included a visit to Sipora.

They are intended to give the reader a feel for the texture of daily life as well as providing insight into some of the areas and issues of concern to the local people. This is also the stated intent of the articles that you can read over in “Ethnographic Fieldwork”.

However the textual strategy applied in this “Journal”  section represents a different means to the same end. It is generally an attempt to draw closer to the humanity of the local people than was perhaps achieved above. Note that names have been changed to preserve anonymity as much as possible.

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