Theory, Praxis and Locality in Contemporary Social Research
Discusses how multi-sited ethnography has established itself as a research method among anthropologists and sociologists. This book presents theoretical and practical facets of multi-sited ethnography. It is suitable for scholars within human geography, anthropology, sociology, development studies and migration studies.
In response to the challenge of combining multi-sited work with the need for depth in the study of social worlds, multi-sited ethnography has established itself in recent years as a fully-fledged research method among anthropologists and sociologists. With its exploration and development of multi-sited ethnography through a number of empirical experiences from cutting-edge research, this book presents its theoretical and practical facets, charting their development and identifying the directions of new research which uses this method as a means of examining social phenomena. Owing to its clear contribution to a rapidly emerging field, "Multi-Sited Ethnography" will appeal to anyone studying social actors or organizations across places. As such, scholars within human geography, anthropology, sociology, development studies and migration studies will be equally interested in this volume.
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 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; Bridging boundaries with a transnational research approach: a simultaneous 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 Weisskoppel; Afterword: the long march of anthropology, Ulf Hannerz; Index.