Theorizing Ethnography: Concept, Context, Critique

A Book Series with Routledge Anthropology
Paul Boyce, Elisabeth L. Engebretsen, EJ Gonzalez-Polledo and Silvia Posocco Editors

The Theorizing Ethnography book series seeks to reorient ethnographic engagements across disciplines, methods and ways of knowing. By focusing on ethnography as a point of tension between abstract thinking and situated life-worlds, the series promotes ethnographic method and writing as an analytical form that is always partial, open-ended and epistemologically querying.

Against this background Theorizing Ethnography employs ‘concept’, ‘context’ and ‘critique’ as devices to stimulate creative ethnographic thinking that transects lines of analysis and location. We publish work that reaches beyond academic, political and life-world divisions, and as such the series seeks to foster contributions from across socially and critically engaged fields of practice. We welcome proposals for single-authored and multi-authored full-length monographs, as well as high quality edited volumes of disciplinary and trans-disciplinary resonance.

Possible themes include:

  • The politics of knowledge, cultures of classification and borders of being
  • Traffic in situated forms of knowledge and meta-theory
  • Nature-cultures, emergent ecologies, and interspecies thinking
  • Subjectivities, desires, and aspirations
  • Materiality, infrastructures, futures
  • Relations, sedimentation, emergence
  • Queer, feminist, decolonial and otherwise critical ethnographies

Editorial Board (currently under construction)

  • Jane Cowan, Department of Anthropology, Sussex University
  • Dana-Ain Davis, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York
  • Henrike Donner, Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Aniruddha (Ani) Dutta, ┬áDepartment of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, University of Iowa
  • Thomas Hendriks, Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa, KU Leuven
  • Cymene Howe, Department of Anthropology, Rice University
  • Christine M. Jacobsen, Centre for Women’s and Gender Research, University of Bergen
  • Mark Johnson, Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Martin F. Manalansan IV, Department of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Henrietta Moore, Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL
  • Stacy Pigg, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University
  • Hadley Z Renkin, Department of Gender Studies, Central European University
  • Antu Sorainen, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Arts Studies, University of Helsinki
  • Kathleen Stewart, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

**Image credit: Roy Wagner (1986) – An Octahedral Model of the Habu. Symbols that Stand for Themselves, p.77.

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