Locating the Field
Space, Place and Context in Anthropology
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Locating the Field by Professor Simon Coleman
Book DescriptionAre reports of the death of conventional fieldwork in anthropology greatly exaggerated? This book takes a critical look at the latest developments and key issues in fieldwork. The nature of 'locality' itself is problematic for both research subjects and fieldworkers, on the grounds that it must now be maintained and represented in relation to widening (and fragmenting) social frames and networks. Such developments have raised questions concerning the nature of ethnographic presence and scales of comparison. From the social space of a cybercafe to cities in India, the UK and South Africa among others, this book features a wide range of ethnographic studies that provide new ways of looking at the concepts of 'locality' and 'site'. It shows that rather than taking key fieldwork processes such as globalization and mobility for granted, anthropologists are well-placed to examine and critique the totalizing assumptions behind these notions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845204037
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Simon Coleman
Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790-1850, Hardback (June 2016)
The practice of walking to a sacred space for personal and spiritual transformation has long held a place in the British imagination. This book examines the intersections of the concept of pilgrimage and the visual imagination in Britain from the years 1790 to 1850.
Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices, Hardback (June 2014)
Employing a comparative theological and phenomenological analysis, this book reveals the deeper religio-cultural and theological import of pilgrimage practice in the identity formation and interaction among Muslims and Catholics in south central Java. In a wider context.
Pilgrimage, Politics and Place-Making in Eastern Europe, Hardback (May 2014)» View all books by Professor Simon Coleman
Since the beginning of the anthropology of pilgrimage, scant attention has been paid to pilgrimage and pilgrim places in eastern and south-eastern Europe. Seeking to address such a deficit.
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Author Biography - Professor Simon Coleman
Simon Coleman is Professor of Anthropology, University of Sussex. Peter Collins is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Durham.
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