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Introduction

A Focus on the History of Concepts

Eirini Goudarouli

articles that follow derive their case studies from different historiographical traditions, are focused on different historical contexts, and are addressed to different audiences. However, all three draw their theoretical and methodological innovation from

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Dangerous Mobilities

Mimi Sheller

new kinds of theoretical handles and innovative methodologies. At first it may seem surprising that the questions addressed in this issue range from adventure sports to calamitous natural disasters such as earthquakes. Yet there are certain linkages

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Toward Comprehensive Conceptualizations of Contemporary Public Health

Participation as the Cornerstone of Appropriate Methodologies

Harry Nijhuis

today’s societies. Currently, these concepts and their related methodologies are not usually discussed as part of a holistic framework that brings together the interdependencies of distinct components of larger wholes. In this article, I present the

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Girls with Disabilities in the Global South

Rethinking the Politics of Engagement

Xuan Thuy Nguyen

Mohanty, I begin by problematizing the homogenized concept of girls with disabilities in human rights discourses and then suggest alternative methodologies as a way into understanding the experiences of these girls. To do this, I demonstrate how my

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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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The ethnographic negative

Capturing the impress of boredom and inactivity

Bruce O’Neill

be brought into ethnographic view? This article, in response, experiments with a methodological technique for documenting inactivity in an effort to open up new theoretical lines of flight. Rather than taking inactivity as a mode of unrecognized

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Heather Fitzsimmons Frey

to learn from them, and, at the same time, improve the ethics of carrying out research. Ethical Methodology A central focus of research in the field of contemporary girlhood studies is on ethical methodology. Caroline Caron writes, “[G]irlhood studies

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Murray Smith

. Indeed the format of the author-meets-critics panel and the target article symposium embody the very methodology and central values that the book seeks to describe and defend—including openness to criticism and the pursuit of knowledge as a collaborative

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Riding alone on the elevator

A class experiment in interdisciplinary education

Anna M. Frank, Rebecca Froese, Barbara C. Hof, Maike I. E. Scheffold, Felix Schreyer, Mathias Zeller and Simone Rödder

methodology ( Newell and Klein 1996 ; Pfirman and Martin 2010: 395 ). Interdisciplinarity is, and has always been, a contested concept with a range of manifestation and degrees in science policy, research funding, research practice and communication in

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Ryan Gunderson

central goal of the project, which is to provide conceptual and methodological tools capable of investigating ideologies that develop in lived socio-ecological contradictions and crises. How do individuals, groups, and institutions make sense of the world