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(con)textos: revista d'antropologia i investigació social     Open Access  
AbeÁfrica : Revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Africanos     Open Access  
Abstracts in Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
ACENO - Revista de Antropologia do Centro-Oeste     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Ethnographica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
African American Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
African and Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
African Anthropologist     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
African Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 364)
Alteridades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Anthropologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 145)
American Ethnologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79)
American Journal of Human Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Physical Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
American Journal of Primatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anadolu Araştırmaları / Anatolian Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de Antropología     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anales de Arqueología y Etnología     Open Access  
Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anatomical Science International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Andes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis / Studia de Cultura     Open Access  
Annals of Anthropological Practice     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
Annual Review of Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 169)
AnthropoChildren     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anthropoetics : the journal of generative anthropolgy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anthropologia integra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anthropologica     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anthropologica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Anthropological Forum: A journal of social anthropology and comparative sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Anthropological Journal of European Cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anthropological Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Anthropological Measurements of Philosophical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 53)
Anthropological Review     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Anthropological Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
AntHropológicas Visual     Open Access  
Anthropologie & Développement     Open Access  
Anthropologie et santé     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anthropologie et Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Anthropologischer Anzeiger     Full-text available via subscription  
Anthropology & Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Anthropology & Humanism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Anthropology & Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Anthropology & Aging     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anthropology in Action : Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Anthropology News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Anthropology Now     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Anthropology of Consciousness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Anthropology of the Middle East     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Anthropology of Work Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anthropology Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Anthropology Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Anthropozoologica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Antipoda : Revista de Antropología y Arqueología     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Antiquaries Journal, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Antropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Antropología Experimental     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Antropología Social y Cultural en Uruguay     Open Access  
Antropológicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AntropoWebzin     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ANUAC : La rivista dell' Associazione Nazionale Universitaria Antropologi Culturali     Open Access  
Anuário Antropológico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apparence(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Archeological Papers of The American Anthropological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Archivio Antropologico Mediterraneo     Open Access  
Arctic Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arctic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Artefact : the journal of the Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Ateliers d'anthropologie     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Avá. Revista de Antropologia     Open Access  
Behavioural Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BMC Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletim Gaúcho de Geografia     Open Access  
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletin de Antropologia Universidad de Antioquia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Borderlands Journal : Culture, Politics, Law and Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Bulletin de l’APAD     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos CERU     Open Access  
Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Campo     Open Access  
Cadernos de Estudos Africanos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos do LEPAARQ     Open Access  
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cambridge Journal of Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Chinese Sociology & Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Chungara (Arica) - Revista de Antropologia Chilena     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciência & Trópico     Open Access  
City & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Civilisations     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collaborative Anthropologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Collegium Antropologicum     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Communication, technologies et développement     Open Access  
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Conflict and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Critical Romani Studies     Open Access  
Critique of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Cuadernos de Antropología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Antropología     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Antropologia Social     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano - Series Especiales     Open Access  
Cuadernos Inter.c.a.mbio sobre Centroamérica y el Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuicuilco     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuicuilco. Revista de Ciencias Antropológicas     Open Access  
Cultural Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 172)
Cultural Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Culture & Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Current Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 167)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos : Revista de Antropología Social     Open Access  
Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology     Open Access  
Dialectical Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Discourse Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Disparidades : Revista de Antropología     Open Access  
Dotawo : A Journal of Nubian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Durkheimian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
E&G Quaternary Science Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
East Asian Pragmatics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
East Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
East-West Cultural Passage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ecocycles     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Economic Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Episteme : Jurnal Pengembangan Ilmu Keislaman     Open Access  
Estudios Atacameños     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ethnobiology Letters     Open Access  
Ethnographic Encounters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Ethnography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89)
Ethnohistory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Ethnologia Actualis     Open Access  
Ethnology : An International Journal of Cultural and Social Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Ethnomusicology Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85)
Ethnoscientia : Brazilian Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology     Open Access  
Ethos     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
EtnoAntropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Etnográfica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evolutionary Anthropology Issues News and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Evolutionary Human Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Exchange     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Feminist Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Field Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Focaal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Folia Praehistorica Posnaniensia     Open Access  
Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
French Politics, Culture & Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
General Anthropology Bulletin of The General Anthropology Division     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Geografiska Annaler, Series B : Human Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Geographica Helvetica     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
GEOUSP : Espaço e Tempo     Open Access  
Gesture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
GIS : Gesto, Imagem e Som – Revista de Antropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Change, Peace & Security: formerly Pacifica Review: Peace, Security & Global Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 273)
Gradhiva     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Grafo Working Papers     Open Access  
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
History and Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Human Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
human_ontogenetics     Hybrid Journal  
IBEROAMERICANA. América Latina - España - Portugal     Open Access  
Il Capitale Culturale. Studies on the Value of Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ilha Revista de Antropologia     Open Access  
Images re-vues : histoire, anthropologie et théorie de l'art     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indiana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interações (Campo Grande)     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Anthropology and Ethnology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Modern Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Intersecciones en Antropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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  • Learning to (depoliticize) critique: Critical knowledge and the formation
           of elite habitus in a predominantly White institution

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      Authors: Chenyu Wang
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      Liberal arts education is highly commodified, yet it also boasts to cultivate critical thinkers and progressive changemakers. What exactly is the kind of “critical mindedness” that liberal arts institutions produce' Drawing from Bourdieuan concepts and recent anthropological work on elite subject formation, I explain how undergraduate students in an elite, predominantly White institution refashion the notion of “critique” as part of their elite habitus. I argue that neoliberal educational institutions enable the new elites to speak about (and advocate for) structural change without ever having to scrutinize their own elite subject position. This depoliticized notion of “doing critique” promises little progressive social transformation and reinforces the hegemonic power of neoliberalism from the inside out. I conclude by highlighting the situatedness of “critique” and its pedagogical potential and limitations.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-06-20T10:41:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381221110050
       
  • All-encompassing ethnographies: Strategies for feminist and
           equity-oriented institutional research

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      Authors: Taylor Paige Winfield
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      This article addresses the challenges inherent to conducting ethnography in all-encompassing institutions and presents strategies for equity-oriented research in such restrictive settings. All-encompassing institutions are organizations that have no separation between home, work, and play, with forms of surveillance, power imbalances, and control that create logistical and ethical challenges for ethnographers. Building on feminist orientations to qualitative inquiry, the author shares vignettes from her research in a military institution to introduce four strategies for ethnography in these contexts. The strategies are: (a) adopting a participant-centered approach; (b) attending to power dynamics; (c) negotiating consent and confidentiality; and (d) engaging participants in research presentation. These strategies are applicable to ethnographers across contexts looking to meaningfully engage interlocutors in research generation and presentation.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-05-30T05:42:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381221076267
       
  • On board the quarantine-ship as “floating hotspot”: Creeping
           externalization practices in the Mediterranean Sea

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      Authors: Elena Giacomelli, Sarah Walker
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      Following the COVID-19 pandemic, migration was framed in Italy as ‘the emergency within the emergency’, leading the Italian Government to declare that its ports were not ‘‘safe places’ for people rescued from boats flying a foreign flag to disembark.’ As a result, under this guise of health and safety, in Italy migrants are now held in cruise ships repurposed as quarantine-ships for their sanitary isolation. We take this space as our analytic lens and draw on the experiences of the Elena Giacomelli whilst working as a caseworker for a humanitarian organization on board. In our analysis of the interactions of those working on board and the social relations produced therein, we unravel how these ships function as a form of Goffman’s totalitarian institution, where bio-political techniques are adopted that act on the body and mind of all on board, limiting access to asylum and functioning as a form of externalisation.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-05-21T05:22:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381221100532
       
  • Playing ethnographically living well together: Collaborative ethnography
           as speculative experiment

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      Authors: Joshua B Fisher, Alex M Nading
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      How can we live well together' The question is critical for cities, where “wicked problems” like failing infrastructure, natural and industrial disaster, and epidemic disease pose threats to diverse forms of life. Because such problems are by definition world-shattering, it is notoriously difficult for city-dwellers to agree on how to think about them, much less overcome them. This essay sketches a collaborative ethnographic approach for co-conceptualizing wicked problems. Proyecto Buen Vivir (The Living Well Project) features a series of multisector experimental workshops conducted over four years in Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua. This workshop model draws on collaborative research design and active learning strategies from both Nicaraguan and North American pedagogical traditions. Collaborative methods have historically identified and addressed the discrete problems. Given that common understanding can be rather more elusive when grappling with wicked problems, this essay argues for collaborative methods oriented to speculation and play might also be more generative.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-05-21T01:11:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381221083299
       
  • Fair Trade in an unfair market: economic competitiveness and workers’
           rights in Costa Rica’s banana industry

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      Authors: Layla Zaglul Ruiz
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      The Fair Trade movement aims to provide producers and workers at the tail end of the value chain with secure working conditions and just incomes. However, the certification standards generated by these goals are often incompatible with the regional production systems. By comparing two Costa Rican banana farms––one Fair Trade, one conventional-my research reveals that Fair Trade regulations fail to account for the complexities of the structural issues that create and maintain precarity. This article shows that despite the movement’s best intentions it is unsuccessful in controlling the application of its values as it is disconnected from the communities on the ground. Fair Trade’s ideals become tainted locally because of pre-existing inequalities that shape social relations. I therefore specify that Fair Trade would benefit from integrating requirements specific to regional and national production processes––termed here “industry specific” standards.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-05-12T07:18:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381221098608
       
  • Risky business' Parenting children of deployed Danish soldiers

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      Authors: Maj Hedegaard Heiselberg
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      This article focuses on children’s reactions to military deployment from the perspective of their parents. Based on ethnographic fieldwork among Danish soldiers, their female partners and young children over the course of military deployment, the article illustrates how parents’ attempts to access whether their children will suffer from the long-term absence of their father influence parenting practices and experiences of military deployment. Inspired by anthropological perspectives on parenthood, the article argues that the pressure on parents to be ‘involved’ in the upbringing and care of their children is magnified in the Danish case of soldiers and their partners because of cultural understandings of the military as well as ideals of gender equality and sameness. With the purpose of preventing future harm on their children, the article further argues, soldiers and their partners mobilise strategies to limit the uncertainty experienced in relation to deployment. Such strategies include preparing children for deployment, routinising everyday activities and making the absence of their father comprehensible.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-05-08T03:58:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381221098611
       
  • ‘Bed-space’ housing in Dubai: African migrants, ambivalence towards
           authorities and gender differences

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      Authors: Jonathan Ngeh
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      In the literature on migration to the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), authors generally mention that labour migrants, predominantly from South and Southeast Asia, live in overcrowded, low-class accommodation, sharing rooms and ‘doing bed-space’, without giving a clear picture of what this practice entails. This paper is an ethnographic account of what it actually means to live in ‘bed-space’ accommodation. It explores how West African migrants cope with the difficulties of this type of housing. The paper is based on 6 weeks of fieldwork in Dubai and draws on Achille Mbembe’s ‘Provisional Notes on the Postcolony’. The analysis reveals that African migrants undermine and modify the established practices of exclusion that relegate them to urban slums through strategic responses to challenges in their everyday lives and that their experiences and responses vary in relation to gender.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-05-06T11:22:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381221098610
       
  • ‘Then we decided not to tell the adults’. Fieldwork among children in
           an international school

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      Authors: Mari Korpela
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      This article discusses ethnographic fieldwork among nine- and ten-year-old children in an international school in Finland. It elaborates on the myth of going native and on the researcher’s performance and negotiation of various roles, along with the improvisation this requires. Ethnographers cannot escape certain roles that are given to them but they can strategically use these and other roles to establish rapport and gain rich knowledge. When adults study children in an institutional setting, such as a school, they have to take into account the views and expectations of not only the children themselves but also the adults who work there. The article argues that reciprocity is an essential part of a successful ethnographic endeavour and analyses the significance of the researcher’s reciprocal involvement when conducting fieldwork among children in a school.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-04-28T04:41:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381221091916
       
  • Towards a politics of collaborative worldmaking: ethics, epistemologies
           and mutual positionalities in conflict research

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      Authors: Christoph Vogel, Josaphat Musamba
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      Scholarly engagement with ethics, epistemologies and positionalities dilemmas in conflict research is marked by a disconnect between self-referential debates in the Ivory Tower and the very places research takes place. If there is reflection on foreign researchers, research brokers or research participants, accounts of genuinely collaborative work are rare. Drawing from a decade of collaborative research in eastern Congo, our essay targets this gap by critically discussing challenges we faced and lessons we learned with regards to our mutual positionalities. In so doing, we join debates calling for situated reflection on ethnography in and of conflict zones. Based on our research experience, we contend that a fully joint approach – including planning, execution, analysis and writing – can be an avenue toward decolonizing our ethics and epistemologies. Moreover, we argue for a pluriversal ethics that accounts for context and positionalities of the involved researchers and allows for collaborative worldmaking.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-04-21T08:03:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381221090895
       
  • Ethnography of the kitchen: The Women’s House, a space for feminist
           alliance and intercultural encounter

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      Authors: Mari-Luz Esteban, Miren Guilló-Arakistain, Marta Luxán-Serrano
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, we delve into a debate about whether a kitchen was to be installed in a new Women’s House in a city in the Basque Country (Hernani, Gipuzkoa). The ethnography presented here was conducted by observing the process around the creation of the House. Articulating the debate’s main points led us to examine the dominant cultural assumptions about cooking in Basque society, especially in view of the opposing feminist positions on the kitchen and the domestic sphere. To understand the changes that took place, it is essential to consider the participants’ previous experience, the shape the discussion took and the diffractions and interferences that occurred during the process, as well as the priority placed on ‘being and doing together’ and being aware of the (self-)imposed limits while also allowing, even for a short period of time, the dichotomies that characterize and delimit this intercultural encounter to be questioned.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-04-17T11:44:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211073122
       
  • Tangier heat: On migrant vulnerability and social thermology

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      Authors: Line Richter, Henrik Vigh
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      This article investigates a particular moment of political tension and intimidation of sub-Saharan migrants in Northern Morocco. Drawing on insights gained from collective fieldwork in Tangier, as well as from individual, longstanding ethnographic engagements with migrants from Guinea-Bissau and Mali, it describes the way West African migrants are policed, used as political capital and made the unwilling pawns of large-scale geopolitical negotiations. Targeted and intimidated as part of a diplomatic performance related to the bilateral dealings between Morocco and the European Union, their hardship is orchestrated to communicate the Moroccan state’s control of migration flows into the EU. The article clarifies the existential and social consequences of such staged persecution among migrants and elucidates how it is made sense of and managed through vernacular notions of ‘heat’, a metaphor for nonviable existence. As we shall see, such metaphors provide a window to a larger ‘social thermological’ register prevalent in making sense of precarious circumstance in both social life, social science and politics.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-03-31T09:48:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211069669
       
  • Design ethnography: A view from an industrial think tank

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      Authors: Stuart Kirsch
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      Anthropologists increasingly turn to design research for inspiration. Yet work in design anthropology is frequently cut off from ethnographic research. To some extent this is intentional, given concerns that ethnographic methods have failed to keep pace with a rapidly changing world. But anthropologists should not have to choose between ethnography and design research. This article examines the author’s participation in an industrial think tank in which anthropologists and engineers collaborated to address the environmental impacts of mining. This included discussion of unrecognized sources of pollution at mining sites and rising penalties for environmental damage. The members of the think tank also developed designs for new technology intended to reduce the exposure of artisanal gold miners to mercury and its release into the atmosphere, facilitate the recycling of electronic waste in developing countries, and reduce the catastrophic risks posed by tailings dams. Our collaborations point to the value of combining ethnography and design research in new ways.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-03-31T03:37:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211073287
       
  • Social participation of youth through volunteering: Case study of Centre
           for Peace Studies in Zagreb

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      Authors: Rašeljka Krnić, Dino Vukušić
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) (Centar za mirovne studije – CMS) falls under the broader corpus of examples of youth activation where organisation has used its work to highlight the existence of a ‘critical mass’ among youth in Croatia. This ethnographic research deals with social activism through attempts to make up for (according to the actors) inefficient state care for marginalised groups, in this specific case migrants. Participatory observation method and semi-structured interviews provided us with an in-depth insight into the activities of the organisation, but also into the specific motives, values and norms of young people gathered around the organisation. The basic research questions refer to the specific sets of motives of young people involved in volunteering and their attitude towards their own culture and cultural heritage as an indicator of the strategy of constructing their own identity and attitudes towards the ‘other’.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-03-27T05:36:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381221076277
       
  • The interpretation of relationships: Fieldwork as boundary-negotiation

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      Authors: Louisa Lombard
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      Following critiques of anthropologists’ involvement in colonialism and insufficient attention to power, friendship, solidarity, and closeness have become implicit ideals for fieldwork relationships. But distance is also inherent to respectful fieldwork relationships. I therefore argue for greater attention to boundaries—the ways we are able to mutually understand in the midst of, rather than by dissolving, difference and distance—and the labor and finesse that go into negotiating them. Foregrounding boundary work allows for a greater honesty about fieldwork relationships and facilitates the broadness of spirit that is the discipline’s hallmark. It also helps people who are most engaged in boundary work to grapple with it and not see that work as failure, weakness, or their taking “risks.” And it further helps one avoid imposing one’s own social ideals for egalitarianism or intimacy on one’s interlocutors. Boundaries are not the enemy of mutual understanding and integrity; in fact, boundaries facilitate them.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-03-22T04:23:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211069670
       
  • The communitarian stigma: Stigmatization as a mechanism of institutional
           racism in France

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      Authors: Linda Haapajärvi
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines minority citizens’ attempts of civic participation in the working-class banlieue of Tiercy in the Paris area by considering the double-bind they are confronted to: their efforts to perform as active and locally engaged citizens are readily abrogated by suspicions of violating what public authorities understand as appropriate modes of civic participation. By zooming into the chain of events that caused a minority leader of West African origin to be disqualified as a civic actor based on accusations of ‘communitarianism’, it develops a relational analysis of stigmatization as a meso-level mechanism of institutional racism. The analysis shows that competing definitions of ‘civic’ and asymmetrical social relations together engender racially differentiated principles of interaction that prepare the ground for the emergence of stigma in organization settings.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-03-21T12:20:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211069044
       
  • Chinese rural left-behind elderly: Their individualization, descending
           familism and difficulties

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      Authors: Yan Zhang, Junxiu Wang
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      China’s social changes have altered the family structure of rural villagers, leading to increasing numbers of rural left-behind elderly (RLBE). RLBE are considered victims of social changes, abandoned by their migrant children. However, this ethnographic work from two villages in southern China showed that the problems of RLBE are not related to being left behind but stem from institutional deficiencies faced by rural families. RLBE have been adapting to social changes and showed some signs of individualization; with improved economic status, they will have more opportunities to make personal choices. Nevertheless, migration is a family project; familism is still the core, yet descending. Descending familism was a re-embedment to regain a safety net when institutions were deficient. However, familism is not enough to cope with great risks. New ways to develop rural areas are key to solving the problems of RLBE and their families.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-03-03T01:54:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211050009
       
  • Toward a non-individualistic analysis of neoliberalism: the stay-fit
           maternity trend in Taiwan

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      Authors: Amélie Keyser-Verreault
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      This paper explores the new sexy maternity phenomenon in Taiwan’s neoliberal context, focusing on analyzing mothers' intense pursuit of getting their bodies back into shape. More specifically, I problematize and nuance the taken-for-granted individualistic analyses of neoliberalism and illustrate how getting the body back into shape involves multiple social actors, a consequence of women’s relational self. Not only does women’s beauty give face to their spouses and honor the family, but consideration of social effects are decisive factors in women’s beautification of their bodies. Thus, I emphasize that the material or immaterial profit of agentic individualism can be collective. In this context, an individual’s entrepreneurial activity should not necessarily be interpreted as an abnegation of the social, since tactful management of social relationships is an indispensable immaterial labor of women’s aesthetic entrepreneurship. I propose the theoretical frame of “reconstruction of the relationality” to better understand the trans-individual relationship under neoliberalism.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-03-02T07:47:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211054027
       
  • Ethnographic (dis) locations: An approach for studying marginalisation in
           the context of socio-economic change

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      Authors: Asiya Islam
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      This paper revisits discussions about the pursuit of a singular location for ethnographic research. Citing challenges to the fixity of location, from circulation of people to the impossibility of containing digital worlds, scholars have proposed multi-sited, multi-scalar, multi-modal and multi-sensorial ethnographies, advocating that the researcher ‘follow the actor’. Drawing upon these innovations, this paper traces the affects generated in the process of following the actors as well as the consequent blurring of the division between the researcher and the researched so that they together constitute the category of ‘actors’ who co-produce the field. Using the example of an ethnography with young lower middle class women in Delhi, this paper deploys the researcher’s experience of dislocation or unexpected shuttling in the field to develop ‘dislocation’ as a methodological and analytical strategy for studying marginalisation in the context of socio-economic change by embracing intersubjective relations, affects and partiality of knowledge in ethnographic research.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-03-01T10:38:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211058356
       
  • Carceral ethnography in a time of pandemic: Examining migrant detention
           and deportation during COVID-19

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      Authors: Ulla D. Berg, Sebastian K. León, Sarah Tosh
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      Each year the United States government detains and deports hundreds of thousands of people who prior to their removal are held in confinement for an average of 55 days. The short and long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic on migrant detention and deportation continue to be evaluated in real time, including how we can best study it. This paper provides a timely analysis on the relationship between immigration enforcement and confinement, public health emergencies, and ethnographic methods. It makes two contributions. The first is methodological and focuses on the challenges and opportunities of ethnographic methods in carceral settings when pandemic-related protocols have raised additional challenges to conventional in-person prison ethnography. The second contribution is empirical and documents how we adapted ethnographic methods to an interdisciplinary research design and to the exigencies of the pandemic to study the spread of the coronavirus in four immigrant detention facilities in New Jersey, USA.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-03-01T04:58:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211072414
       
  • Sacrificial heroes: Masculinity, class, and waste picking in Iran

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      Authors: Manata Hashemi
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines how five male waste pickers in Khorramabad, Iran, negotiate the stigmatization and criminalization associated with their work against the backdrop of escalating social inequality. I demonstrate how the men use embodied compliance and discursive narratives of masculine self-sacrifice to position themselves as innocent, sacrificial heroes. In changing the narrative from one of humiliation to valor, the men both amplify the classed and gendered hierarchy while simultaneously critiquing the social order that has led to their marginalization. This gendered identity work arises as a response to both classism and everyday occupational denigration, enabling waste pickers to construct distinct moral selves in Iran’s current global moment, but at the expense of disparaging devalued others and creating new forms of inequality.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-03-01T02:47:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211073125
       
  • Kickboxing with Bourdieu: Heterodoxy, hysteresis and the disruption of
           “race thinking”

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      Authors: Amit Singh
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      This article deploys Bourdieu’s conceptualization of habitus to examine how fighters at a Muay Thai/Kickboxing gym in East London challenge their taken-for-granted thinking about race (their racial doxa). I argue that through training to fight, people experience “hysteresis” as they find themselves within situations where their habitus – and relatedly their doxa – no longer adequately guides them. This results in a questioning of racial doxa that previously went unquestioned, which Bourdieu refers to as ‘heterodoxy’; an alternative to doxa. This article subsequently offers empirically informed theoretical insights by establishing a relationship between habitus, race and racism. It argues that the reproduction of racist thought and action is not inevitable, as people find ways to break habitual practices in their everyday life.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-02-28T12:13:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211072431
       
  • The fleeting moment and the long haul in urban panhandling

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      Authors: Joseph Wallerstein
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      Sociological writings on panhandling have depicted protracted donor relationships as one of panhandlers’ surest paths to an income, while portraying the fleetingness of one-off appeals as a major barrier. In this article, I recast fleetingness as a facilitator of panhandlers’ fundamental task: trying to seem worthy of aid without attracting unwanted legal attention. Using participant-observation data from a Chicago neighborhood, I outline two favorable elements of fleetingness: it allows panhandlers to evoke sorrowful compassion only for a moment, denying passersby the chance to get stuck in the feeling; and grants passersby only a brief period to evaluate the candor of panhandlers’ appeals. Together, these limit potential givers’ deliberative capacity—their capacity to determine that the panhandlers before them are bothersome, intimidating, deceitful, censurable, or the like. Protracted time horizons still matter, but primarily insofar as panhandlers work continuously, and collectively, to uphold the neighborhood conditions that enable their fleeting appeals.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-02-26T02:04:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211073124
       
  • Ambiguous interventions: The social consequences of assistance in the
           field

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      Authors: Amber R. Reed, Casey Golomski
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines how race, gender, and generation influence ethnographers’ ethical decision-making in the field. We consider how decisions to intervene engage these complex variables, which are both cultural and historical constructs as well as lived experiences that researchers and interlocutors differently embody over time. We discuss this from the vantage point of postcolonial communities in South Africa’s Eastern Cape and eSwatini, where we have done fieldwork for over a decade. Our examples highlight researchers’ involvement in crises surrounding rites of passage. When rites went wrong, conflicting forces of race, gender, and generation both confounded our interlocutors’ abilities to define who they might become as well as challenged our own efforts to support them in social and material ways. We argue that “interventions” in fieldwork are intrinsically multidirectional and ethically ambiguous; this ambiguity is an epistemic and practical force that ethnographers must make explicit to realize potentialities for “otherwise” worlds.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-02-14T06:18:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211067449
       
  • Ethnographic experiences of participating in a correctional officer
           training program: An exploration of values, ethics, and role conflict

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      Authors: Rosemary Ricciardelli
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      In the current article, I reflect on data from an ethnographic study at the National Training Academy of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), where I participated in the correctional officer training program (CTP) with the objective to gain appreciation for the many realities of the training process and content. Reflecting on experiences as a uniformed participant in the 14-week in-person component of the program, I describe the challenges tied to starting an immersive ethnography midcareer and unpack the central ethical dilemmas shaping data collection and article preparation. First, I speak to what it means to be part of the 14-week job interview with 24 other individuals, with a strong emphasis on how participant values and ethics align with those of the organization and the challenges of consent. Next, I unpack the complexities across relationships that emerge in doing ethnographies in an organization with a hierarchical structure, specifically the role conflict between being a researcher (e.g., working in partnership with CSC) and participant (e.g., doing the training). As an ethnographer, I did not want to affect the experiences or outcomes of other recruits, but my presence may have influenced them regardless of my intentions. I conclude by highlighting implications for further consideration when conducting ethnographic work in partnerships with organizations of justice.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-02-12T12:06:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211069045
       
  • Cruising Boston and Providence: The roles of place and desire for
           reflexive queer research(ers)

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      Authors: Landon H Lauder
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      Feminist methodological interventions have advanced our understanding of reflexivities, leading us to question our own positions and intersections in relation to the field and those we study. More recent methodological contributions from queer authors add notions of fluid researcher identities and researcher erotics to reflexivities. However, such interventions frame reflexivity as a research practice applied to the research process or occurrences in the field. This article argues for a continuous, although never complete, use of reflexivity that addresses the researcher’s personal desires and orientations—there before the research started—that can influence what topics we study, the questions we ask, the methods and sites we choose, how we interact with others in the field, and our analyses. I use ethnographic data on gay and queer spaces in Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island, to demonstrate the utility of this reflexivity, especially for sex research.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-02-10T10:09:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211067457
       
  • Concrete sectarianism: Revisiting the Lebanese civil war through
           Beirut’s built environment

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      Authors: May Tamimova
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      During the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990), Beirut’s built environment was taken over by militias and used for sniping and launching military offensives. These operations took place across demarcation lines that cut through mixed neighbourhoods, eventually dividing the city into an ideologically Christian East and Muslim West. Due to Beirut’s excessive urbanization, navigating the built environment during the war became a necessity of survival. However, on a more imperceptible level, the years of repetitive navigation between, under, and around Beirut’s buildings contributed to learning scripts of othering, where sectarian ‘others’ were assigned to concrete structures that represented danger and foreignness. This article explores Lebanon’s sectarian war by analyzing how survivors interacted with Beirut's built environment. Using the ethnographic approach of considering built matter, alongside humans, as co-constitutive of social phenomena, the article shows how matter can shed light on the emergence of sectarian thinking and behavior.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-02-08T09:25:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211067451
       
  • Bodily ethnography: Some epistemological challenges of participation

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      Authors: Till Förster
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      Bodily participation provides insights that mere observation cannot offer. Based on an ethnographic vignette, this article explores how bodily interactions in ethnographic fieldwork raise awareness for non-observational knowledge and hidden social practices. It looks at how such encounters shape all participants, including the ethnographer, and how subtle bodily interactions constitute a social space that remains invisible to outsiders but where intersubjectivity unfolds. It then addresses differences between participation and observation in ethnography and the epistemological problems it leads to: First, bodily social practice is largely non-predicative, but ethnographers are urged to put it in words – which affect their relationship to that practice and how they can engage in it. The second challenge is the habituation of bodily practices. The longer ethnographers engage in such social practices, the more they will develop routines and no longer focus consciously on them. Both can distort the ethnographic account of bodily practices.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-02-04T02:37:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211067452
       
  • Energy and the ethnography of everyday life: A methodology for a world
           that matters

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      Authors: Alice Dal Gobbo
      Abstract: Ethnography, Ahead of Print.
      Ecological sustainability is identified as one of the greatest challenges of the present, which the social sciences are called to engage with. The radical nature of the crisis requires researchers to question, update, and experiment with methods, approaches, and tools. The aim is to better grasp the phenomena under study, but also and foremost to produce forms of knowledge that are capable of productively reshaping socio-ecological relations. In this article, I focus on the ethnographic study of everyday energy transitions. Critically building on the ‘ontological turn’, I address this concrete level of experience in its complexity: how symbolic constructions become intertwined with bodily and material processes; the interrelation between micro- and macro-level of organisation; the non-discursive, affective, dimensions of energy assemblages. Multisensory, multimodal, and multimedia engagement might re-position the researcher not only in the field of inquiry but also generally in the process of talking with everyday life and its ecologies.
      Citation: Ethnography
      PubDate: 2022-01-18T06:37:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14661381211065598
       
 
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