Thursday, March 05, 2009

ethnography: more than one less than many

I loved this very readable article on ethnography, it fits well inside of an actor-network informed approach. There are differences, for example ANT considers the material semiotics and provides for a symmetry in the analysis providing voice to both human and non human actants. However, most of the other differences are more to do with emphasis rather than inclusion or exclusion.
The article is not only an exceptionally thoughtful consideration for what makes for 'good' ethnography, it points to the variance is ethnography, is clear on what is/is not despite the variance and is exceptionally well written.
Thanks cj for sharing the link.

Agar, Michael (2006). An Ethnography By Any Other Name … [149 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 7(4), Art. 36,

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