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Ethnographies in Pan Pacific Research
Tensions and Positionings

ISBN 9780815346678
Published December 18, 2017 by Routledge
306 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.