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Introduction: The Interview as Analytical Category
James Staples and Katherine Smith

Chapter 1. The Transcendent Subject? Biography as a Medium for Writing ‘Life and Times’
Pat Caplan

Chapter 2. Using and Refusing Antiretroviral Drugs in South Africa: Towards a Biographical Approach
Isak Niehaus

Chapter 3. An ‘Up and Down Life’: Understanding Leprosy through Biography
James Staples

Chapter 4. Finding My Wit: Explaining Banter and Making the Effortless Appear in the Unstructured Interview
Katherine Smith

Chapter 5. ‘Different Times’ and Other ‘Altermodern’ Possibilities: Filming Interviews with Children as Ethnographic ‘Wanderings’
Angels Trias i Valls

Chapter 6. Dialogues with Anthropologists: Where Interviews Become Relevant
Judith Okley

Chapter 7. Talking and Acting for Our Rights: The Interview in an Action-research Setting
Ana Lopes

Epilogue: Extraordinary Encounter? The Interview as an Ironical Moment
Nigel Rapport

Notes on Contributors

Extraordinary Encounters

Authenticity and the Interview

Edited by Katherine Smith, James Staples and Nigel Rapport

212 pages, 2 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-589-9 Hb Published (March 2015)

eISBN 978-1-78238-590-5 eBook