For my next paper I’m exploring a case in which the will to do ethnography runs up against the desire to work collaboratively and ethically with one’s informants. It is not uncommon for ethnographers to agree not to talk about certain subjects for fear that doing so might cause their subjects harm, or because the subjects themselves were able to set certain ground rules for the research. Nor is it necessarily a bad thing, as the reasons for the refusal might be even more revealing about the lived experience of the subjects than the topic the anthropologist wanted to write about (or film) in the first place. It does pose some unique problems however, such as how to write about what you can’t write about without writing about it? Because of just this problem I don’t want to go into any more detail about my own paper just yet. But I would like to solicit references to books and articles which discuss this problem in interesting ways. This could mean anything from recent books on the topic of collaborative ethnography or ethnographic film which include discussions of this issue, to specific case studies from researchers who ran into similar problems and dealt with it in interesting ways. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!