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Challenges for ethnography

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Date: Monday 17th July

Venue: Bernard Sunley Theatre

Time: 3.30-5.30

Title: Challenges for ethnography

Session Programme

Chair: Ian Stronach, Manchester Metropolitan University

In this session three eminent ethnographers will give their different perspectives on why ethnography is important and what the future offers in terms of both opportunities and challenges (for example, do new methods of recording or analysis open up new opportunities; are there increased challenge to conducting or reporting research?).  


Paul Atkinson, University of Cardiff

Rescuing Ethnography?

Paul Atkinson is Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University and Associate Director of the ESRC's Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen).

Patti Lather, Ohio State University

(Post) Feminist Methodology and the New Scientism

Patti Lather is a Professor in the Cultural Studies of Education program in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership at Ohio State University.

Olivia Harris, London School of Economics

How formal is an interview? Ethnographic knowledge as informal sector

Olivia Harris is Professor and Convenor of Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics.


Further programme details available

(including slides, presentations and background information as appropriate)