ethnography and psychoanalysis

Stephanie Haber-Hirsch (shh4448@IS.NYU.EDU)
Fri, 1 Dec 1995 11:45:16 -0500

Thank you to those who have tried to help me in this area, but I think my
post may have been misunderstood. I am not really looking at
psychological anthropology in which the anthropologist consciously uses
psychoanalysis in the analysis and description of a culture. I am more
interested in psychoanalysizing the ethnographer in ways he/she may not
have expected. I am trying to discover if there are analogies to be drawn
between the ethnographer/ethnographic object relationship and the
analyst/analysand relationship even when the method is not expicitly
psychological anthropology, particularly dealing with the mechanism of

Thank you for this opportunity to clarify. If anyone has any thoughts or
information on this, please respond as soon as possible since my
deadlineis approaching.

Stephanie Marlin-Curiel