Folks: Might we get a snacks/beverages signup going for meetings? I'm happy to take the first week. What do people like? Please add your preferences and I'll try to pick up a range of stuff. Me, I'm partial to iced teas (preferably not sweet), and…Continue
The Ethnography Studio brings together ethnographers from a broad array of disciplines and approaches–from arts to engineering, anthropology to education, computer science to sociology–who are experimenting with ways of understanding complex social phenomena, of small and large scales, while embracing the uncertainty and ambiguities that ethnographic research affords for creative thinking. Acknowledging the usefulness and limits of research design and well established data collection techniques, the Studio takes advantage of a broad array of methodologies and theoretical approaches and values diversity and contradiction rather than cohesiveness and convergence. Members of the studio work through their project ideas, research design, and writing in a space where peer support and learning is imagined as asking each other hard questions from a collaborative and collegial standpoint.
Report on Underground Workshop
Overall, the workshop was a productive space for sharing different ideas among people work with diverse materials, topics, and concepts. After watching two videos related to the topic of underground, we divided into two groups and brainstormed about what we thought underground entailed, meant, referred to, etc. People reflected on the conceptualization of underground –…Continue
For my project, one of the central questions is to explore how historical re-imagination of ethnic identity plays its role in contemporary China - under what socioeconomic conditions, in what forms, shaped by whom, what ideologies or what means, what impact they have on the community, and how to ethnographically investigate such phenomenon. So here is really an assemblage - rather than a bounded object - of narratives and images of the Hui Muslims in Xi'an,…Continue