Meeting Ethnography: Meetings as Key Technologies of Contemporary Governance, Development, and Resistance

1st Edition

Jen Sandler, Renita Thedvall

Routledge
Published March 24, 2017
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9781138677692 - CAT# Y231741
Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

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Summary

This volume asks and addresses elusive ontological, epistemological, and methodological questions about meetings. What are meetings? What sort of knowledge, identities, and power relationships are produced, performed, communicated, and legitimized through meetings? How do—and how might—ethnographers study meetings as objects, and how might they best conduct research in meetings as particular elements of their field sites? Through contributions from an international group of ethnographers who have conducted “meeting ethnography” in diverse field sites, this volume offers both theoretical insight and methodological guidance into the study of this most ubiquitous ritual.

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