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Ethnographies in Pan Pacific Research

Tensions and Positionings, 1st Edition

Edited by Robert E. Rinehart, elke emerald, Rangi Matamua


296 pages

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The book is about exciting ethnographic happenings in the vibrant and growing global interface which includes Australia, New Zealand, and some of the Asian geographical regions, as well as - more broadly - the global South. It explores ethnographic writing as culture(s) (re)produced, positionalities of authors, tensions between authors and others, multi-faceted groups, and as co-productions of these works. The contributors describe and discuss a variety of topical areas of interest, from Facebook to memory work, from children's sexuality to urban racism, from meanings of Indigenous knowledge to how communities can come together to retain what is valuable to themselves. The authors also manage to locate themselves and others (positionings) in the research hierarchies (tensions). This is a valuable guide to the effects of 21st-century ethnography on the qualitative research project.

Table of Contents

1. Proem: Archipelagoes of Pan Pacific Ethnographies Robert E. Rinehart and elke emerald Part I: Emerging Methods 2 Ethnographic Writing in the Age of Facebook Ruth Behar 3. Performing "SHOT": Personalizing North Philly, Poverty and Performance Poetry Kimmika L. H. Williams-Witherspoon 4. Activist Ethnography: Becoming the "Toilet Lady," Navigating Roles in the Field Keely Kidner 5. Autoperformance Ethnography as an Act of Movement from Trauma and Loss to Memory and Redress in Chilean Victims of the Pinochet Regime Pamela Zapata-Sepúlveda Part II: Practice and Advocacy 6. Indigenous Research: Practice and Advocacy Rogelia Pe-Pua 7. Cultural Consideration and Mixed Methods for Psychological Research: A Sri Lankan Perspective Shemana Cassim, Darrin Hodgetts, and Ottilie Stolte 8. Research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students in New South Wales, Australia: Ethical and Methodological Positioning Katie Wilson and Judith Wilks 9. Whanaungatanga is Not an Option: An Autoethnography in Two Voices Jacquie Kidd Part III: Social Justice 10. White Lines: Racist Graffiti, Skinhead Youth and Violence in the English Suburbs Anoop Nayak 11. Accompanied by Suspicion: An Ethnographic Account of Negotiating Gender Tensions and Positioning in Counselling Practice and Researching Child Sexuality Paul Flanagan 12. Stories That Challenge Dominant Discourses Judy Hunter 13. Performing Humour and Irony in Forming Ethical Subjectivities: The Cases of Ultimate Frisbee and Contemporary Academia Hamish Crocket, Kathie Crocket, and Elmarie Kotze Part IV: Indigenous Ethnographies 14. Ko te tangata ka whai i te matauranga ka whai i te maramatanga: The Journey of Knowledge is a Journey of Enlightenment—Indigenous Methodologies Rangi Matamua and Hemi Whaanga 15. Matauranga Maori and the "Creative Potential" of Maori Communities Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal 16. Hoatu ki te riri tū ngutu!/Go Forth into Battle! Rangi Matamua 17. Te wawao i te mātauranga Māori: Indigenous Knowledge in a Digital Age – Issues and Ethics of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Exchange in Aotearoa / New Zealand Hemi Whaanga and Priscilla Wehi 18. Te Pā Harakeke: Whānau as a Site of Wellbeing Leonie Pīhama, Jenny Lee, Rihi Te Nana, Donna Campbell, Hinemoanaiti Greensill, and Tammy Tauroa Part V: Panel Presentation 19. Postscript: Maintaining Balance in Research Climates for Indigenous Academics Paul Whitinui, Rogelia Pe-Pua, Anoop Nayak, Ruth Behar, Ngahuia Te Awekotuku and Linda Waimarie Nikora

About the Editors

Robert E. Rinehart is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato.

elke emerald is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University Australia.

Rangi Matamua of Tuhoe is a senior lecturer based in the School of Maori and Pacific Development at Waikato University.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Anthropology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies