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Race and the Micropolitics of Mobility

Mobile Autoethnography on a South African Bus Service

Bradley Rink

ibid., 9. 41 Andre Novoa, “Mobile Ethnography: Emergence, Techniques and Its Importance in Geography,” Human Geographies 9, no. 1 (2015): 97–107. 42 Michael Q. Patton, “Autoethnography,” in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

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Michelle Bumatay

This article explores the strategies Gabonese cartoonist Pahé deploys to disrupt media-driven images of Africa in both his autobiographical series La vie de Pahé ['The Life of Pahé'] and the fictional series Dipoula, co-created with French cartoonist Sti. It focuses on the role of humor as a way to mock Western hegemony while exposing how sustained colonial logic informs Western representations of Africa. Using humor that thrives on misrecognition, Pahé thwarts readers' expectations and facilitates new possibilities for thinking through the relationship between Europe and Africa, while also drawing attention to the attendant relationship between Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées and other Francophone comics.

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George Orwell’s Ethnographies of Experience

The Road to Wigan Pier and Down and Out in Paris and London

Michael Amundsen

George Orwell is most widely known as the teller of dystopian tales of oppression. A closer look at his oeuvre reveals a courageous truth seeker who frequently lived and worked with his literary subjects. In his fieldwork he used the methods of classic ethnography including participant observation, semi-structured interviews and field notes. This article argues that Orwell was an ethnographer in his research methods and that both Down and Out in Paris and London and The Road to Wigan Pier are ethnographic texts with valuable insights into marginal groups in the early to mid-twentieth century in Europe. The writer’s clear-sighted and humane depiction of ‘otherness’ shows his skill as an ethnographer. His personal investment with his subject matter, reflexivity and attention to broader social and political phenomena in his narratives mark Orwell as an autoethnographer.

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'Jewish' Ethnic Options in Germany between Attribution and Choice

Auto-ethnographical Reflections at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Victoria Bishop Kendzia

This article explores the issue of ethnic attributions versus options pertaining to Jewishness in Germany. The methodology is a combination of standard ethnographic fieldwork with Berlin-based high-school students before, during and after visits to the Jewish Museum Berlin (JMB) and auto-ethnography detailing and analysing my own experiences in and outside of the research sites. My goal is to illustrate particularities of interactions in sites like the JMB by contrasting the way in which Jewishness is handled in and outside of the standardised research situation. Further, the material points to continuities between anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. My analysis aims to open up further, productive discussion on this point.

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Tiina Ann Kirss

autoethnography, fraught with reference to letters misdelivered or returned, correspondences interrupted by the sheer pace of change, which is difficult, if not impossible to articulate, share a narrative edge with Francisco Martínez’ recounting of his multiple

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Play of Mirrors

An Encounter of Personal Biographies with Europe’s Journey

Marcos Farias Ferreira

. Adams and A. Bochner ( 2010 ), ‘ Autoethnography: An Overview ’, Forum: Qualitative Social Research 12 , no. 1 < http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1589/3095 >. Havel , V. ( 1995 ), Toward a Civil Society

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Judith A. Nicholson and Mimi Sheller

, Bradley Rink’s “Race and the Micropolitics of Mobility: Mobile Autoethnography on a South African Bus Service,” explores intersections of race, class, and identity during a daily commute from a Cape Town suburb in South Africa. Rink draws on elements of

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Katherine Ellinghaus and Sianan Healy

Accident? (Melbourne: Magabala Books, 2014). 3 Bradley Rink, “Race and the Micropolitics of Mobility: Mobile Autoethnography on a South African Bus Service,” Transfers 6, no. 1 (2016): 62–79, here 64. 4 See in particular Tracey Banivanua Mar

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Nighttime Navigating

Moving a Container Ship through Darkness

Maria Borovnik

: Manchester University Press, 2013); Kale Bantigue Fajardo, Filipino Crosscurrents: Oceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011); Colin Symes, “All at Sea: An Auto-ethnography of a Slowed

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Refugee Hospitality Encounters in Northern Portugal

“Cultural Orientations” and “Contextual Protection”

Elizabeth Challinor

Traveller”: An Auto-Ethnography of Borders . New York : Palgrave Macmillan . 10.1057/9780230281325 Kinlen , Louise . 2011 . “ Welcome to Ireland: Seeking Protection as an Asylum Seeker or through Resettlement—Different Avenues, Different Reception