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HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
This article addresses a profound anthropological issue: how do representation and the represented relate? What motivates or warrants the inevitable disconnection? It is a mistake to dismiss representation as misguided, oppressive, or misleading. Representation is part of cognition generally and natural language in particular. As such it is inescapable and part of how we think and talk about the world. Moving between visual and linguistic anthropology I suggest that photographs and portraitsdoi:10.14318/hau4.3.022 fatcat:sgbudi7r6rhxxpzrhi26rvjnme