"By telling a story about someone, the ethnographer does not have to make any generalizations and thereby apperas to avoid the danger of hegemonic discourse. However, the appearance is deceptive; quite the reverse happens in fact. It is a natural assumption of the reader that any narrative is, in some important senses, typical of what happens in that place, unless told otherwise." -Roy D'Andrade, Moral Models in Anthropology. 

Alex Siegman