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Andaman Islanders and Polar Eskimos:emergent ethnographic subjects c.1900: Radcliffe-Brown Lecture in Social Anthropology read 24 October 2012 by

Kirsten Hastrup

in British Academy Lectures 2012-13: Published in the online Journal of the British Academy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265666
eISBN:
9780191771927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265666.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In this lecture the focus is on A.R. Radcliffe-Brown’s ethnographic work, notably his fieldwork in the Andaman Islands in 1906–8. About the same time, the Danish ethnographer Knud Rasmussen studied ... More


Epilogue: Fieldwork Today

Geoffrey White

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0048
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter reviews the issues taken up in this volume, exploring the varied dimensions of fieldwork and the variety of geopolitical fictions that have long facilitated dialogue in the ... More


Fieldwork

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter asks how, if at all, the ethnography of present situations urged in this book would affect cultural anthropology's understanding of what it is to do fieldwork. It suggests that the ... More


Prisoners of Love: With Genet in the Palestinian Field

Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius C. G. M. Robben

in Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089938
eISBN:
9780520915718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089938.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

When does empathy turn into identification? When do personal lives and professional interests merge in ethnographic fieldwork? This chapter notes the author's special relation with the Palestinian ... More


Introduction

Elana D. Buch

in Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479810734
eISBN:
9781479810147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810734.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces a contextual, theoretical, and methodological framework for analyzing contemporary care work. Building on long-standing feminist critiques, Buch advances the concept of ... More


Introduction

David Henig

in Remaking Muslim Lives: Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043291
eISBN:
9780252052170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043291.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s focus. This book explores what it means to live a Muslim life amid the political ruptures, economic deprivation, and transformation of ... More


Who?

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter considers the role of ethnographers in refunctioned ethnography. In contrast to the bilateral encounter over a camp table, ethnography for present situations is normally constituted by ... More


Introduction

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes the street drug market known as ‘The River’ area, where the neighbourhood is an ethnically and socially mixed urban area. It notes that the river Akerselva divides Oslo – the ... More


Sanctuary: The Person as Icon: American Contemplative Christian Ways of Knowing

Paula Pryce

in The Monk's Cell: Ritual and Knowledge in American Contemplative Christianity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190680589
eISBN:
9780190680619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680589.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Highlighting the interconnected roles of agency, habitus, and ambiguity, this chapter describes the book’s core thesis: the variability and interdependence of three culturally specific knowledge ... More


Clinical trails: researching cosmetic surgery tourism

Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones, and David Bell

in Beautyscapes: Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526134257
eISBN:
9781526146717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134264.00006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book and of the research project on which it is based. It grounds the analysis of cosmetic surgery tourism through a detailed discussion of ... More


The Interior View of a War

Marieke Brandt

in Tribes and Politics in Yemen: A History of the Houthi Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673598
eISBN:
9780190872649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673598.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The introductory chapter outlines the research question, research methods, and structure of the book. The book aims at exploring the ‘grassroots’ dynamics of the Houthi conflict in its area of origin ... More


Médecine Rétrospective: Hysteria’s Archival Drag

Kélina Gotman

in Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

Neurology emerged as a transdisciplinary field of research, allying iconographic collage, clinical experimentation, performative re-enactment, narrative, and historiography. Jean-Martin Charcot and ... More


Introduction: For All the Wild Hearts

Sarah M. Pike

in For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294950
eISBN:
9780520967892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294950.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Introduction The introduction provides an overview of the book by placing it in the context of the environmental humanities, religious studies, youth culture studies and ritual studies. I offer ... More


Introduction

Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This introductory chapter gives some background on the loss of linguistic diversity worldwide and the increased interest in this field since the late twentieth century: in academia, among the ... More


The Encargado System

Simone Delerme

in Latino Orlando: Suburban Transformation and Racial Conflict

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066257
eISBN:
9780813058412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066257.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 5 focuses on the residential spaces where ethnographic fieldwork was conducted. The encargado system, a method of profiteering through a system of subletting space to other migrants, is ... More


Not Written in Stone: Tenth-Anniversary Commemorations of Katrina

Kate Parker Horigan

in Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817884
eISBN:
9781496817921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817884.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on material and customary responses to Katrina, and examines how they tend to oversimplify complex narratives of suffering and recovery. Specifically, the author reflects on ... More


They Got Game: Lessons and Reflections from the Bottom Up

Douglas Hartmann

in Midnight Basketball: Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226374840
eISBN:
9780226375038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375038.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 8 continues the ethnographic case study to focus on the meanings of and motivations for basketball-based risk prevention programs from the point of view of program participants and members of ... More


Religious Culture and Immigrant Civic Participation

Juan R. Martinez

in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Juan R. Martinez’s chapter argues that religious institutions today offer unique resources that encourage civic participation among non-citizens. Drawing on five years of ethnographic fieldwork, the ... More


On the Road: How to Get Out of Giving to Adults

Elise Berman

in Talking Like Children: Language and the Production of Age in the Marshall Islands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190876975
eISBN:
9780190877019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876975.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes how adults use indirection to hide dangerous acts such as avoiding giving, requests, criticisms, and lies. It focuses on a trip the author took with a friend to go buy soda and ... More


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