Locating the Field: Space, Place and Context in Anthropology

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Juni 2007



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 cybercafe, 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."


* Introduction: 'Being...Where?' Performing Fields on Shifting Grounds Simon Coleman, University of Sussex, and Peter Collins, University of Durham * Studying Down, Up, Sideways, Through, Backwards, Forwards, Away and at Home: Reflections on the Field Worries of an Expansive Discipline Ulf Hannerz, University of Stockholm * Beyond the Verandah: Fieldwork, Locality and the Production of Knowledge in a South African City Leslie Bank, Rhodes University * Fieldwork on Foot: Perceiving, Routing, Socializing Jo Lee and Time Ingold * Rendering and Gendering Mobile Subjects in a Globalized World of Mountaineering: Between Localizing Ethnography and Global Spaces Susan Frohlick, University of Manitoba * Post-Diasporic Indian Communities: A New Generation Anjoom Mukadam, Lancaster University, Centre for Excellence in Leadership, and Sharmina Mawani, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London * The Internet, Cybercafes and the New Social Spaces of Bangalorean Youth Nicholas Nisbett, University of Sussex * Out of Proportion? Anthropological Description of Power, Regeneration and Scale on the Rai Coast pf Papua New Guinea James Leach, Cambridge University * Far from the Trobriands? Biography as Field Sigridur Duna Kristmundsdottir, University of Iceland * Diaspora, Cosmopolis, Global Refuge: Three Voices of the Supranational City Nigel Rapport, Concordia University of Montreal


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


'Unlike many edited collections, this is a coherent volume. Its authors confront the place of anthropology in today's academy, focus on methodological questions, and provide persuasive counter examples to more simplistic paradigms.' Sharon R. Roseman, Memorial University of Newfoundland This book should be read widely, and will be a fundamental resource for training students in anthropological fieldwork and analysis. The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
EAN: 9781845204037
ISBN: 1845204034
Untertitel: 'ASA Monographs (Berg Paperback'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2007
Seitenanzahl: 204 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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