Title

Introduction to 'Long-Term Fieldwork' [special issue]

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Source

Anthropology and Humanism

Volume

36

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

1-6

ISBN/ISSN

15599167

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

This special presents new, original essays by anthropologists who have spent a great deal of time carrying out fieldwork in a variety of ways and under many different conditions. Their ways of doing long-term fieldwork vary from revisiting the same community to doing multisited fieldwork to gain a broader comparative perspective in the discipline of anthropology. The authors wrestle with the meaning of their work after observing the people they befriended and studied undergo sometimesdevastating changes, suffering deep life-changing experiences themselves, and witnessing controversies over the value of doing and writing ethnography.

Keywords

long-term fieldwork, change, methodology, theory, ethnography

Disciplines

Social and Cultural Anthropology

 
 

Link to Original Published Item

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-1409.2011.01073.x