Shifting Grounds

ab 15,90 

Ina-Maria Greverus, Sharon Macdonald, Regina Römhild, Gisela Welz, Helena Wulff (editors)

Experiments in Doing Ethnography

ISBN 978-3-8258-6113-9
Band-Nr. 11
Jahr 2003
Seiten 224
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Anthropological Journal on European Cultures

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-6113-9 Kategorien: ,


This issue of AJEC is dedicated to presenting ongoing and recent innovative ethnographic
work on Europe. Prompted by relentless social, political and cultural reconfigurations ‚on the
ground‘, the issue seeks to explore the challenges that these pose to ethnographic
fundamentals. In doing so, it takes a broad and inclusive approach to what constitutes
ethnography, considering questions of theory and practice in and beyond the field, and
provocatively reflecting on what constitutes ‚the field‘ itself.

Fundamentals that are put under the Spotlight in the volume are: place and space, history and
time, disciplinarity, relationships between ethnographic and other sites and modes of expertise,
and forms of representation and reception. All of these, as we show, are in a state of movement
-, they are all destabilised by ongoing change within the world and within anthropology
itself. A challenge for contemporary ethnography is to find ways of working with this flux and
the disappearance of pre-existing (if sometimes overstated) categories and boundaries.