Anand Pandian teaches anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. His books include Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation and the coedited volume Crumpled Paper Boat: Experiments in Ethnographic Writing, both also published by Duke University Press.
Introduction. An Ethnographer among the Anthropologists 1
1. The World at Hand: Between Scientific and Literary Inquiry 15
2. A Method of Experience: Reading, Writing, Teaching, Fieldwork 44
3. For the Humanity Yet to Come: Politics, Art, Fiction, Ethnography 77
Coda. The Anthropologist as Critic 110