Locating the Field: Space, Place and Context in Anthropology
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Locating the Field: Space, Place and Context in Anthropology

by Peter Collins, Simon Coleman
     
 

Are reports of the death of conventional fieldwork in anthropology greatly exaggerated? This book takes a critical look at the latest developments and key issues in fieldwork. The nature of "locality" itself is problematic for both research subjects and fieldworkers, on the grounds that it now must be maintained and represented in relation to widening (and

Overview

Are reports of the death of conventional fieldwork in anthropology greatly exaggerated? This book takes a critical look at the latest developments and key issues in fieldwork. The nature of "locality" itself is problematic for both research subjects and fieldworkers, on the grounds that it now must be maintained and represented in relation to widening (and fragmenting) social frames and networks. Such developments have raised questions concerning the nature of ethnographic presence and scales of comparison. From the social space of a cybercafé, to cities in India, the UK and South Africa among others, this book features a wide range of ethnographic studies that provide new ways of looking at the concepts of "locality" and "site".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845204020
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/08/2006
Series:
ASA Monographs Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Simon Coleman is Professor of Anthropology, University of Sussex. Peter Collins is Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Durham.

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