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Multi-sited & Mobile Ethnography
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton
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This workshop examines the rise of multi-sited and mobile ethnography, focusing on tensions between what might be conceived as 'the local' and 'the global', where 'place' and 'field' are not only geographic locations, but representations of broader, sometimes invisible relational and symbolic connections. From Marcus' original 1995 proposition to 'reform' anthropology, the potential of multi-sited ethnography has been critiqued and, to a lesser extent, practised. This workshop will consider theoretical issues but will also be related to practice as students conduct a small multi-sited ethnographic project as the basis for their assessment.
By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
Chapter 1: Geertz, C. (1973), The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays, New York: Basic Books.
‘Introduction’ Amit, V. (ed.) (2000) Constructing the Field: Ethnographic Fieldwork in the
Contemporary World. London and New York: Routledge
Hage, G. 2005. A not-so multi-sited ethnography of a not-so imagined community. Anthropological Theory 5:4, 463-75.
Marcus, G. E. 1995. Ethnography in/of the World System: The Emergence of Multi-Sited Ethnography. Annual Review of Anthropology, 24, 95-117.
‘Introduction’ Falzon, M.A. (ed.) 2009 Multi-Sited Ethnography: Theory, Praxis and Locality in Contemporary Research. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Dr Abby Day
University of Sussex (DTC Course)
Advanced (specialised prior knowledge)
External student from DTP partner universities (City, UEA, Essex, Goldsmiths, Kent, Reading, Roehampton, Royal Holloway, Surrey) - £10 External student all other institutions - £30 External faculty/other staff member - £100
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