Author(s): Luke Eric Lassiter
Collaboration between ethnographers and topics has lengthy been a manufactured from the shut, intimate relationships that outline ethnographic analysis. But increasingly more, collaboration is now not seen as simply a result of fieldwork as a substitute collaboration now preconditions and shapes analysis design in addition to its dissemination. As a end result, ethnographic topics are moving from being informants to being specialists. The emergence of collaborative ethnography highlights this courting between guide and ethnographer, transferring it to middle degree as a calculated phase no longer best of fieldwork but in addition of the writing procedure itself. The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography gifts a historic, theoretical, and practice-oriented highway map for this shift from incidental collaboration to a extra aware and particular collaborative technique. Luke Eric Lassiter charts the historical past of collaborative ethnography from its earliest implementation to its fresh emergence in fields similar to feminism, humanistic anthropology, and demanding ethnography. On this historic and theoretical base, Lassiter outlines concrete steps for reaching a extra planned and overt collaborative train all the way through the processes of fieldwork and writing. As a participatory motion located within the moral commitments between ethnographers and specialists and targeted at the co-construction of texts, collaborative ethnography, argues Lassiter, is likely one of the maximum tough techniques to press ethnographic fieldwork and writing into the carrier of an implemented and public scholarship. A complete and extremely out there guide for ethnographers of all stripes, The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography will turn out to be a fixture within the building of a important train of anthropology, priceless to each undergraduates, graduate scholars, and school alike.