Multi-Sited Ethnography: Theory, Praxis and Locality in Contemporary Research, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Multi-Sited Ethnography

Theory, Praxis and Locality in Contemporary Research, 1st Edition

Edited by Mark-Anthony Falzon


304 pages

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Multi-Sited Ethnography has established itself as a fully-fledged research method among anthropologists and sociologists in recent years. It responds to the challenge of combining multi-sited work with the need for in-depth analysis, allowing for a more considered study of social worlds. This volume utilizes cutting-edge research from a number of renowned scholars and empirical experiences, to present theoretical and practical facets charting the development and direction of new research into social phenomena. Owing to its clear contribution to a rapidly emerging field, Multi-Sited Ethnography will appeal to anyone studying social actors, including scholars within human geography, anthropology, sociology and development and migration studies.


'Since the mid-1990s, globalization has inspired heightened interest in transnational practices, groups-in-motion and the social construction of space. Subsequently social scientists have been in need of new methodologies to generate relevant sets of data, description and analysis. Multi-sited Ethnography squarely addresses this need by providing a rich set of critical reflections and practical examples for researching social formations spanning numerous localities.' Steven Vertovec, Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany 'This edited volume is a highly reflexive piece of work and, I believe, a must read for any specialist in anthropology, sociology, and development and migrations studies, or anyone dealing with the multi-sited� in their research.' 'Is multi-sited ethnography (still) an oxymoron? This collection, edited by Mark- Anthony Falzon and comprising a wide range of exemplary work by both young and established anthropologists, simultaneously challenges and reinforces this perception…It will serve well as textbook providing case studies and theoretical discussions for methodology-oriented courses and will do much to keep alive the debate about whatever happened to ethnography after the multi-site.' Critique of Anthropology '[Mark-Anthony Falzon's] edited collection convenes fourteen essays from a worldwide pool of renowned scholars at the forefront of the movement toward multi-sited ethnography… The entire roster of contributors is impressive… Each of the book’s chapters is a worthwhile read, reporting theoretical and/or methodological advances in ethnography. Taken together, the book makes important contributions to sociology and anthropology and likely will be a popular text among current and future scholars in both fields.' Ethnic and Racial Studies

About the Editor

Mark-Anthony Falzon is a Lecturer in Social Science at the University of Malta and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General