A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies

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Denielle Elliott, Dara Culhane
University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2017 - Ethnology - 160 pages

Building on the sensory ethnographic trend in contemporary sociocultural anthropology, this collection introduces the idea of a different kind of ethnography: an imaginative and creative approach to anthropological inquiry that is collaborative, open-ended, embodied, affective, and experimental. The authors treat ethnography as a methodology that includes the whole process of ethnography, from being fully present while engaging with the experience to analyzing representing, and communicating the results, with the hope of capturing different kinds of knowledge and experiences

The book is structured around various methodologies-sensing, walking, writing, performing, and recording--and includes innovative exercises that allow both seasoned and aspiring ethnographers to develop a practice that can deepen and extend ethnographic inquiry.

 

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This is a fantastic book with a wealth of activities for experiential learning. I have used it in a number of university level anthropology courses that I teach, and am currently using it in my ethnography class. Highly recommended. 5 stars!

Contents

An introDuCtion
1
Writing
23
Vancouver Canada
34
SenSing
45
reCorDing AnD eDiting
69
WAlKing
91
performing 113 Magdalena KazubowskiHouston
123
Resources for Instructors 133 Index
143
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Dara Culhane is Professor of Anthropology at Simon Fraser University.

Denielle Elliott is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University.

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