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Global "Body Shopping" by Biao Xiang

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Appendix EssayThe Remembered Fieldwork Sites:Impressions and Images

Since this book is constructed to delineate the dynamisms of a “system” spanning multiple countries, it does not contain much material to bring to the reader a flavor of the research sites and a sense of “being there” as most ethnographies do. For the same reason, my informants’ experiences are fragmented in different chapters to serve my thematically organized argument. To compensate for this, I attempt in the appendix essay to provide a thumbnail sketch of the typical settings—as I felt and remember them—in which I interacted with my respondents. The biographical index following this describes the life stories of my Indian informants; most of this information is not included ...

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