Plenty of people think you've got to be "objective" or at least "detached" to be able to see things clearly. Anthropologists are famous for promoting this notion. But some folks say that we know our own back yards better than any stranger -- no matter how educated -- ever could, and therefore we nonexperts are pretty well qualified to study our own culture, locality, and gender. Self-proclaimed traditionalists in the field of anthropology consider this "cultural studies" idea to be newfangled hoity-toity... More >>>