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Research Methodology in Kurdish Studies

Interactions between Fieldwork, Epistemology and Theory

Mehmet Orhan

domination and legitimation in societies, likely resulting from the separate discussion of theory and observation (see Shil's foreword to Weber 1949 ). This problem has certainly lessened due to the development of methodological and fieldwork techniques

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Christine Moderbacher

market, where I conducted fieldwork for my PhD dissertation, “Crafting Lives in Brussels: Making and Mobility on the Margins.” Out of ten participants, it was these two middle-aged men from Tunisia and Guinea who were eager to tell me their stories. Since

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A Social Negotiation of Hope

Male West African Youth, ‘Waithood’ and the Pursuit of Social Becoming through Football

Christian Ungruhe and James Esson

various studies and long-term ethnographic fieldwork among footballers in urban southern Ghana between 2010 and 2016. Mainly, it entailed informal conversations, formal interviews (biographical and narrative) as well as participant observation of the

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Ruination and the William Jones Affair

Regenerative Debris and Contested Narratives in the Archives

Michael Armand P. Canilao

to facilitate community engagement. Another important source is Henry Milner Rideout's biography of Jones (1912), which contains diary entries and other primary accounts surrounding the fieldwork. The method of analysis was informed by a more

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Human–Animal Relationships in the Middle East

Marjan Mashkour and Anahita Grisoni

discussions during early Islamic period. Extracted from fieldwork or from archives, all contributions meet up in the will of understanding the particular links of one or two species with a specific human group. Jill Goulder, for example, describes donkeys in

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‘Life Is Tight Here’

Displacement and Desire amongst Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan

Morgen A. Chalmiers

-making during my fieldwork, I came to see how such accounts emphasised not only the common structural barriers they must contend with as refugees but also a shared, embodied feeling of ‘tightness’ and stagnancy. But amidst these feelings of constriction

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Nell Gabiam

as differences in the experiences of exile of both populations. Methods This article is based on five months of fieldwork conducted in the winter and spring of 2017 in Turkey (primarily in the cities of Istanbul and Gaziantep) that included

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Nathalia Brichet

Greenland, mainly through the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, and an intensified Greenlandic official strategy to appeal to international investors and companies. During my annual anthropological fieldwork in Greenland undertaken between 2013

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Building Rapport

‘Curing’ and ‘Charming’ as Cultural Intimacy in Everyday Bureaucratic Encounters in the Northern Ireland Farming Community

Irene Ketonen-Keating

identities and their status as ‘bureaucrats’, both of which may cause tension during their interactions with farmers. Literature Review: Curing/Charming, Indigeneity, Building Rapport Based on fieldwork conducted in 1951–1952, Rosemary Harris defines

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From Ecuador to Elsewhere

The (Re)Configuration of a Transit Country

Soledad Álvarez Velasco

is true for its own socioeconomic conditionalities together with its paradoxical migratory policies. As soon as I began my fieldwork, a complex methodological puzzle regarding Ecuador's transit condition arose that materialized in three empirical