Quotation by Susan Sontag

Anthropology has always struggled with an intense, fascinated repulsion towards its subject.... [The anthropologist] submits himself to the exotic to confirm his own inner alienation as an urban intellectual.
Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. Quoted in Neville Dyson-Hudson,"Structure and Infrastructure in Primitive Society," published in The Structuralist Controversy, eds. R. Macksey and E. Donato (1970).
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