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Multiple identities: gender, power and the production of anthropological knowledge
Anthropology matters journal
This article discusses my "outsider within" status in terms of gender, age, nationality, race and perceived positionality and alliance with the "Whiteman" (by virtue of my western educational status) during my fieldwork. My research centered on the contentious debate over female circumcision in Southwest Cameroon. It examines the gulf between perceived anti-female circumcision activism and the quest for anthropological knowledge through ethnography. My multiple identities expose illuminatingdoi:10.22582/am.v11i1.23 fatcat:5uzj5ol3jzfwnowmlgi3og55fa