Anthropology: Book Series

Theorizing Ethnography

Concept, Context, Critique

Series Editors:

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

CONTACT

Elisabeth L. Engebretsen: [email protected]

E.J. Gonzalez-Polledo: [email protected]

Silvia Posocco: [email protected]

  • Being Janana

    Language and Sexuality in Contemporary India, 1st Edition

    By Ila Nagar

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-09-19
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Queering Knowledge

    Analytics, Devices, and Investments after Marilyn Strathern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Boyce, E.J. Gonzalez-Polledo, Silvia Posocco

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-09-18
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • On the Emic Gesture

    Difference and Ethnography in Roy Wagner, 1st Edition

    By Iracema H. Dulley

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Sensing the Everyday

    Dialogues from Austerity Greece, 1st Edition

    By C. Nadia Seremetakis

    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,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-26
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography