View All Book Series


Theorizing Ethnography: Concept, Context, Critique

About the Series

The Theorizing Ethnography book series seeks to reorient ethnographic engagements across disciplines, methods and ways of knowing. By focusing on ethnography as a point of tension between abstract thinking and situated life-worlds, the series promotes ethnographic method and writing as an analytical form that is always partial, open-ended and epistemologically querying.

Theorizing Ethnography employs 'concept', 'context' and 'critique' as devices to stimulate creative ethnographic thinking that transects lines of analysis and location. We publish work that reaches beyond academic, political and life-world divisions, and as such the series fosters contributions from across socially and critically engaged fields of practice. We welcome proposals for single-authored and multi-authored full-length monographs, as well as high quality edited volumes of disciplinary and trans-disciplinary resonance.

Possible themes include:
• The politics of knowledge, cultures of classification and borders of being
• Traffic in situated forms of knowledge and meta-theory
• Nature-cultures, emergent ecologies, and interspecies thinking
• Subjectivities, desires, and aspirations
• Materiality, infrastructures, futures
• Relations, sedimentation, emergence
• Queer, feminist, decolonial and otherwise critical ethnographies


Elisabeth L. Engebretsen: [email protected]
E.J. Gonzalez-Polledo: [email protected]
Silvia Posocco: [email protected]

10 Series Titles

Per Page

Decolonial Queering in Palestine

Decolonial Queering in Palestine

1st Edition

By Walaa Alqaisiya
May 27, 2024

This book provides a vivid account of the political valence of weaving queer into native positionality and the struggle for decolonisation in the settler colonial context of Palestine, referred to as decolonial queering. It discusses how processes of gender and sexuality that privilege ...

An Ethnographic Inventory Field Devices for Anthropological Inquiry

An Ethnographic Inventory: Field Devices for Anthropological Inquiry

1st Edition

Edited By Tomás Sánchez Criado, Adolfo Estalella
May 09, 2023

This book provides an inventory of modes of inquiry for ethnographic research and presents fieldwork as an act of relational invention. It advances contemporary debates in ethnography by arguing that the empirical practice of anthropology is and has always been an inventive activity. Bringing ...

Queer Word- and World-Making in South Africa Dignified Sounds

Queer Word- and World-Making in South Africa: Dignified Sounds

1st Edition

By Taylor Riley
January 09, 2023

Focusing on everyday experiences of sexuality in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, this book considers personal narratives and other queer artefacts to shed light on linguistic and performative strategies of resistance, referred to as queer word- and world-making. Questions of ...

Stories, Senses and the Charismatic Relation A Reflexive Ethnography of Christian Experience

Stories, Senses and the Charismatic Relation: A Reflexive Ethnography of Christian Experience

1st Edition

By Jamie Barnes
April 29, 2022

 Stories, Senses and the Charismatic Relation offers a uniquely intimate and auto-ethnographic exploration of Christian experience, rendering a deep, phenomenological account of how devotional worlds become real – how they are experienced, shaped, constituted and performed by those who live ...

Trans Vitalities Mapping Ethnographies of Trans Social and Political Coalitions

Trans Vitalities: Mapping Ethnographies of Trans Social and Political Coalitions

1st Edition

By Elijah Adiv Edelman
April 29, 2022

This book applies a framework of ‘trans vitalities’ through an ethnographically-anchored exploration of trans coalitional labor and activism in Washington, DC. Specifically, it considers how trans social justice work at the local level exemplifies why and how the notions of ‘trans community’ or ‘...

Contemporary Ethnographies Moorings, Methods, and Keys for the Future

Contemporary Ethnographies: Moorings, Methods, and Keys for the Future

1st Edition

By Francisco Ferrándiz
May 26, 2020

Contemporary Ethnographies is a call to use ethnography in imaginative ways, adjusting to rapidly evolving social circumstances. It is based on a reflexive and theoretically grounded exploration of the author’s two main research projects – the study of the spiritist possession cult of María Lionza ...

Being Janana Language and Sexuality in Contemporary India

Being Janana: Language and Sexuality in Contemporary India

1st Edition

By Ila Nagar
September 18, 2019

Being Janana focuses on same-sex desiring male-bodied subjects in Lucknow, India, and explores how they make meaning in the marginalization of their desire through language performativity. Along with their desire for other men, jananas maintain ostensibly heteronormatively and culturally defined ...

Queering Knowledge Analytics, Devices, and Investments after Marilyn Strathern

Queering Knowledge: Analytics, Devices, and Investments after Marilyn Strathern

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Boyce, E.J. Gonzalez-Polledo, Silvia Posocco
September 16, 2019

This volume draws on the significance of the work of Marilyn Strathern in respect of its potential to queer anthropological analysis and to foster the reimagining of the object of anthropology. The authors examine the ways in which Strathern’s varied analytics facilitate the construction of ...

Sensing the Everyday Dialogues from Austerity Greece

Sensing the Everyday: Dialogues from Austerity Greece

1st Edition

By C. Nadia Seremetakis
March 27, 2019

Sensing the Everyday is a multi-sited ethnographic inquiry based on fieldwork experiences and sharp everyday observations in the era of crisis. Blending sophisticated theoretical analyses with original ethnographic data, C. Nadia Seremetakis journeys from Greece to Vienna, Edinburgh, Albania, ...

On the Emic Gesture Difference and Ethnography in Roy Wagner

On the Emic Gesture: Difference and Ethnography in Roy Wagner

1st Edition

By Iracema Dulley
March 26, 2019

Roy Wagner’s work deals with two fundamental issues in anthropology: how to describe difference, and where to place it in anthropological discourse. His discussion and displacement of anthropological concepts such as ‘group’ and ‘culture’ in the 1970s and 1980s have arguably encouraged a ...

AJAX loader