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Ethnographic Practice in the Present
     

Ethnographic Practice in the Present

by Marit Melhuus, Jon P. Mitchell, Helena Wulff
 

ISBN-10: 1845456165

ISBN-13: 9781845456160

Pub. Date: 11/28/2009

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

In its assessment of the current "state of play" of ethnographic practice in social anthropology, this volume explores the challenges that changing social forms and changing understandings of "the field" pose to contemporary ethnographic methods. These challenges include the implications of the remarkable impact social anthropology is having on neighboring

Overview

In its assessment of the current "state of play" of ethnographic practice in social anthropology, this volume explores the challenges that changing social forms and changing understandings of "the field" pose to contemporary ethnographic methods. These challenges include the implications of the remarkable impact social anthropology is having on neighboring disciplines such as history, sociology, cultural studies, human geography and linguistics, as well as the potential 'costs' of this success for the discipline. Contributors also discuss how the ethnographic method is influenced by current institutional contexts and historical "traditions" across a range of settings. Here ethnography is featured less as a methodological "tool-box" or technique but rather as a subject on which to reflect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845456160
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Series:
EASA , #11
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Jon P. Mitchell

Chapter 1. Ethnography and Memory

Johannes Fabian

Chapter 2. Fieldwork as Free Association and Free Passage

Judith Okely

Chapter 3. Bringing ethnography home? Costs and benefits of methodological traffic across disciplines

Thomas Widlok

Chapter 4. Ethnography at the interface: 'corporate social responsibility' as an anthropological field of inquiry

Christina Garsten

Chapter 5. Notes From Within a Laboratory for the Reinvention of Anthropological Method

George E. Marcus

Chapter 6. Making Ethics

Sharon Macdonald

Chapter 7. Ethnographic Practices and Methods: Some Predicaments of Russian Anthropology

Alexei Elfimov

Chapter 8. Getting the ethnography 'right': On female circumcision in exile

Aud Talle

Chapter 9. An Ethnography of Associations? Translocal research in the Cross River region

Ute Röschenthaler

Chapter 10. Tracking global flows and still moving: the ethnography of responses to AIDS

Cristiana Bastos

Chapter 11. Ethnography in motion: shifting fields on airport grounds

Dimitra Gefou-Madianou

Epilogue I: Re-Presenting Anthropology

Simon Coleman

Epilogue II: Prelude to a Re-functioned Ethnography

Douglas R. Holmes and George E. Marcus

Bibliography

Index

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