The book series Ethnographic Innovations, South Asian Perspectives (EISAP) will offer a new writing space that will draw together work from across the social sciences and the humanities. The series will focus on ethnographic engagements within and across disciplines and creative styles. Our intention is to engender a publishing environment for interdisciplinary conversations that query various uses of ethnography as a methodological and representational form – in the context of South Asia and beyond.
This will include a focus on ethnographic theorization and method at intersections of public policy and private lives, opening perspectives on how the intimate contextualization of ethnographic knowledge might translate into engagements with civil society and modes of governance. The series will also offer a space for questioning factual modes of ethnographic narration and evidencing in respect of work that proffers fictional forms and ‘counter-truth’ claims. Connections and divergences between new media, digital intimacies and analogic life-worlds will comprise another key focus along with new scholarship that extends the legacies of South Asian scholarship on caste, class and race into new conversations with queer, race and sexualities theories. In doing so the series aims to bring about new ethnographic engagements with life making projects in their relation to social theory and regional epistemologies and geographies.
The series will study a variety of themes including:
Dr Niharika Banerjea ([email protected])
Dr Paul Boyce ([email protected])
Dr Rohit K Dasgupta ([email protected])