1st Edition

Novelty, Innovation and Transformation in Educational Ethnographic Research European Perspectives

    240 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited volume tackles the theoretical, empirical and methodological questions of how novelty can be determined in and through educational ethnographic research.

    Responding to the increasing need for new and innovative methodological and theoretical foundations for the field, chapters draw on a variety of empirical, critically examined data sets such as observation protocols of pedagogical practice, digital communication, and visual representations to bridge the gap between empirical and theoretical approaches, ultimately combining different traditions and discourses within educational ethnography. Collating perspectives and accounts from over 30 authors based in European centers of excellence such as Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and Denmark, the book provides an epistemological reflection on what we can understand as ‘new’ in theoretical and methodological research.

    This volume will be of use to researchers, academics, and postgraduate students involved with research methods in education, ethnography, and the theory of education more broadly. Those involved with research design, innovation, and European research methods will also find the volume of use.

    Introduction: Novelty, Innovation and Transformation in Educational Ethnographic Research: European Perspectives

    Jürgen Budde, Michael Meier-Sternberg, Georg Rißler, Anke Wischnmann

    Part I: Theoretical Perspectives

    1 Introductory reflections on new educational theory through ethnography

    Jürgen Budde

    2 Educational Ethnography in an Age of Technoculture: Exploring Noise and Glitch Instead of Fetishizing the New

    Felicitas Macilchrist

    3 Using Netnography for Educational Research in an Age of Technoculture: Rich, Intimate and Immersive

    Rosetta Gambetti, Rob Kozinets

    4 Old and New Varieties of Materialism in Ethnographic Research: Ethnography Matters

    Tobias Röhl

    5 Multispecies Ethnography in Educational Research: Changing Perspective in Animal-Assisted Education

    Katharina Ameli

    6 Overcoming “intellectual aristocracy” through Bildung: A New Look at the Work of Wilhelm von Humboldt by Bringing Together the History of Education and the History of Ethnography

    Ruprecht Mattig

    7 Improvisational Action, Creativity and Art in Times of Crisis (or Crisis of Time): Is Necessity the Mother of Invention?

    Margit Schild


    Part II: Methodological Perspectives

    8 Introductory Reflections on New Challenges for Ethnographical Research in Educational Practices

    Georg Rißler

    9 Outline of a New Practice-Theoretical Conception for Ethnographic Research of Larger Nexuses: Constellations Ethnography

    Jürgen Budde, Georg Rißler, Johanna Geßner

    10 Addressing the Unseen, Challenging Visual Difference: New Perspectives in Ethnographic Research

    Anke Wischmann, Valerie Riepe

    11 Elaborating New Insights in Transnational Ethnographic Collaborations: Opportunities and Challenges

    Magnus Frank, Anja Sieber Egger, Gisela Unterweger, Florian Weitkämper, Clemens Wieser, Susan Wright

    12 On the Vulnerability of Epistemological Processes: How Does ‘the New’ Enter Ethnography?

    Juliane Engel, Anke Wischmann, Serafina Morrin, Mirja Silkenbeumer, Saskia Terstegen

    13 Process Ontologies and the Many Potential Ethnographies: New Materialisms and Shifting Boundaries between Humans, Animals and Things

    Grit Höppner, Cornelia Schadler, Anna Wanka

    Part III: Empirical Perspectives

    14 Introductory Reflections on the New in Empirical Analyses

    Anke Wischmann

    15 Autoethnographic Explorations of (Post-) Socialist Childhood Memories through Storytelling: Migrating as and with Children

    Irena Kašparová, Susanne Ress

    16 Children, Belonging and the New: Methodological Perspectives on the Relationship between Construction and Reconstruction

    Anja Tervooren, Nicolle Pfaff


    Conclusion: The ‘New’ in Ethnography in Times of Crises

    Jürgen Budde, Michael Meier-Sternberg, Georg Rißler, Anke Wischnmann


    Jürgen Budde is Professor of Educational Science, Institute of Educational Science, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany.

    Anke Wischmann is Professor of Educational Science, Institute of Educational Science, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany.

    Georg Rißler is a scientific assistant, Centre for Childhood in Education and Society, University of Teacher Education, Zurich, Switzerland.

    Michael Meier-Sternberg is Lecturer in Education, Institute of Educational Science, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany.