Multi-sited Ethnography: Theory, Praxis and Locality in Contemporary Research

Multi-sited Ethnography: Theory, Praxis and Locality in Contemporary Research Edited Book

  • Author(s): Falzon, Mark-Anthony
  • Published: 2009
  • Publisher: Ashgate

Abstract: Multi-Sited Ethnography has established itself as a fully-fledged research method among anthropologists and sociologists in recent years. It responds to the challenge of combining multi-sited work with the need for in-depth analysis, allowing for a more considered study of social worlds. This volume utilizes cutting-edge research from a number of renowned scholars and empirical experiences, to present theoretical and practical facets charting the development and direction of new research into social phenomena. Owing to its clear contribution to a rapidly emerging field, Multi-Sited Ethnography will appeal to anyone studying social actors, including scholars within human geography, anthropology, sociology and development and migration studies. Contents: Introduction: multi-sited ethnography: theory, praxis, and locality in contemporary research, Mark-Anthony Falzon; Arbitrary locations: in defence of the bounded field-site, Matei Candea; What if there is no elephant? Towards a conception of an un-sited field, Joanna Cook, James Laidlaw and Jonathan Mair; Scaling and visualizing multi-sited ethnography, Kim Fortun; In the right place at the right time? Reflections on multi-sited ethnography in the age of migration, Ester Gallo; Emplacement and environmental relations in multi-sited practice/theory, Caroline Gatt; Expanding sites: the question of 'depth' explored, Cindy Horst; Follow the missionary: connected and disconnected flows of meaning in the Norwegian Mission Society, Ingie Hovland; Localizing climate change: a multi-sited approach, Werner Krauss; Changing places: the advantages of multi-sited ethnography, Karen Isaksen Leonard; Multi-sited ethnography: notes and queries, George E. Marcus; Strong collaboration as a method for multi-sited ethnography: on mycorrhizal relations, Matsutake Worlds Research Group (Timothy Choy, Lieba Faier, Michael Hathaway, Miyako Inoue, Shiho Satsuka, and Anna Tsing); Bridging boundaries with a transnational research approach: a simultaneous matched sample methodology, Valentina Mazzucato; Contours of the field(s): multi-sited ethnography as a theory-driven research strategy for sociology, Eva Nadai and Christoph Maeder; Traversing cultural sites: doing ethnography among Sudanese migrants in Germany, Cordula Weißköppel; Afterword: the long march of anthropology, Ulf Hannerz;

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