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Dmitry V. Arzyutov and Sergei A. Kan

One of the fundamental principles of anthropology is that it is based on fieldwork. 1 It is the field that “helps define anthropology as a discipline in both senses of the word, constructing a space of possibilities while at the same time drawing

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Engaging Anthropology in an Ebola Outbreak

Case Studies from West Africa

Emilie Venables and Umberto Pellecchia

global practices, politics and narratives, the authors of the articles in this special issue demonstrate, through grounded ethnographic fieldwork, how anthropologists and the methodological tools of the discipline became a key approach for grasping and

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Ethnographies of Private Security

Erella Grassiani and Tessa Diphoorn

sovereignty, citizenship, belonging, and exclusion. In this section, we extend this focus by highlighting the innovative insights and advantages of this growing anthropological scope. For decades, the method of ethnographic fieldwork defined the discipline of

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Partial Fields and Knowledge Producers

Narmala Halstead

afford spaces to interrogate or make ‘sideways’ sense of the construct of newness alongside the existing scholarship on fieldwork encounters and related issues. The forum, generally, extends questioning of access and boundary making amid ideas of the

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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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Perilous Navigation

Knowledge Making with and without Digital Practices during Irregularized Migration to Öresund

Nina Grønlykke Mollerup

pay attention to how people know in situations of distress. Methodology and Empirical Foundation This article is based on retrospective ethnographic fieldwork carried out with Syrian refugees and solidarity workers in and around the Danish

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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

-hop circle Pac'Stão, which alludes to PAC and a violent territory). I conducted the main fieldwork that underlies this article in 2011 and 2012 (see Braathen et al. 2013 ). While I am a male, white, and foreign political scientist, I was assisted in the

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Doing bizness

Migrant smuggling and everyday life in the Maghreb

Line Richter

not only questioning the morally loaded adjectives (vicious and victim) in the dichotomy but also challenging the basic dichotomy between smuggler and migrant. The empirical basis of this article is more than a year's multi-sited fieldwork in Mali

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Following, Othering, Taking Over

Research Participants Redefining the Field through Mobile Communication Technology

Nanneke Winters

fieldwork with migrants and border populations in Costa Rica, Panama, and Honduras in 2017, 2019, and 2020, part of the research project “African Trajectories across Central America: Displacements, Transitory Emplacements, and Migration Nodes,” carried out