By Luke Eric Lassiter

Collaboration among ethnographers and matters has lengthy been a manufactured from the shut, intimate relationships that outline ethnographic learn. yet more and more, collaboration isn't any longer considered as in basic terms a outcome of fieldwork; as an alternative collaboration now preconditions and shapes examine layout in addition to its dissemination. for this reason, ethnographic topics are moving from being informants to being experts. The emergence of collaborative ethnography highlights this dating among advisor and ethnographer, relocating it to heart degree as a calculated half not just of fieldwork but in addition of the writing approach itself.

The Chicago consultant to Collaborative Ethnography presents a ancient, theoretical, and practice-oriented highway map for this shift from incidental collaboration to a extra awake and specific collaborative approach. Luke Eric Lassiter charts the historical past of collaborative ethnography from its earliest implementation to its modern emergence in fields similar to feminism, humanistic anthropology, and important ethnography. in this ancient and theoretical base, Lassiter outlines concrete steps for reaching a extra planned and overt collaborative perform through the tactics of fieldwork and writing. As a participatory motion located within the moral commitments among ethnographers and experts and fascinated with the co-construction of texts, collaborative ethnography, argues Lassiter, is one of the strongest how one can press ethnographic fieldwork and writing into the provider of an utilized and public scholarship.

A complete and hugely available guide for ethnographers of all stripes, The Chicago consultant to Collaborative Ethnography becomes a fixture within the improvement of a severe perform of anthropology, worthy to either undergraduates, graduate scholars, and college alike.

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