( Iyer 2021 ). During the lockdown, when face-to-face contact was limited, researchers began documenting various individual and collaborative auto-ethnographic accounts of the pandemic and its consequences on the social, economic and cultural aspects of
Towards Critical Analytical Auto-Ethnography
Global Pandemic and Migrant Women (Im)mobilities in Northern Ireland
Self-Fashioning and Auto-Ethnography
Samuel Baron's Description of Tonqueen (1686)
Samuel Baron's A Description of the Kingdom of Tonqueen (1686) contains many tropes of the European travel narrative. However, its author was no stranger to the country, but was born to a Vietnamese mother and Dutch father in mid-seventeenth-century Hanoi. Here I discuss how Baron fashioned his identity during his life to attract multiple patrons in the unstable maritime world of Southeast and East Asia. I re-read his Description as an example of “auto-ethnography,” showing how the author shaped his work to achieve certain ends. A comparison with a contemporary Chinese description of northern Vietnam reveals many similarities in tone and approach and helps situate Baron's text within the commercial and diplomatic exchanges of the region.
The Ontological Implications of Spirit Encounters
? I cannot answer on Csordas's behalf. However, I can take up my side of the equation. In what follows, I begin this task through an auto-ethnographic, reflexive, and phenomenological exploration of one aspect of my own experience. Demons in the
Religion through the Looking Glass
Fieldwork, Biography, and Authorship in Southwest China and Beyond
researchers and interlocutors alike to declare a degree of ownership over each other’s biographies. To this end, I demonstrate the value of incorporating auto-ethnographic elements into the study of religion, given that claims to authoring or owning our
'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.
Reflecting on the mobile academic
Auto-ethnographic writing in the knowledge economy
This article examines what it means to be an academic in the knowledge economy, using auto-ethnographic writing or storytelling as its starting point. Although academic mobility has been researched for about a decade, deep listening and deep reading in the context of ethnography have not been utilised in analysing what it means to move in this global space. To conduct this exercise, fellows from the European Union-funded Universities in the Knowledge Economy project who were all mobile academics, were invited to participate in ethnographic writing workshops and explore the personal, subjective elements of narrating their experiences of being mobile and being migrants. I aim to not only present the narratives of colleagues who populate the global knowledge economy but also analyse them and ask if certain ideal forms of narrative habitus support academic mobility.
It Begins and Ends with an Image
Reflections on Life/Death across Autobiography and Visual Culture
Paolo S. H. Favero
2015, causing an inevitable ‘detour’ ( Stoller 1989 ) in my life. An autobiographic piece, this article builds simultaneously on my practice as an ethnographer/anthropologist and as an image-maker/artist. An auto-ethnography of mourning, this article is
COVID-19 and the Transformation of Intimate Inter-and Intra-National Relations
personal nationalisms ( Cohen 1996 ), the relationship between national identities within oneself. In the manner of so much lockdown anthropology, this is an auto-ethnography ( Reed-Danahay 1997 ), which considers my experience of being an immigrant from
Intergenerational Kinship in the Time of COVID-19
domain of mutuality, obligation and affect that we think of as kinship. In this article, I want to reflect on some of these implications for the practice and expression of intergenerational kinship relations. I do this by way of a brief exercise in auto-ethnography
Whose Reality Counts?
Emergent Dalitbahujan Anthropologists
Reddi Sekhara Yalamala
The low caste, Dalit and Tribal social movements in India have reconfigured the fabric of Indian society in significant ways over the past decade. Likewise, the movement of these same groups into anthropology, a discipline previously dominated in India by upper-caste intellectuals, has created a dynamic force for change in the academy. At a time when India is vying with the global economic powers for supremacy, the people severely affected are low caste, Dalits and Tribal peoples, who see their lands being lost and their lifestyles in rapid transformation. Some from these same groups are also witnessing some of their daughters and sons pursuing higher studies and entering into the social sciences. The entry of these young scholars not only challenges the caste-based status quo in the academy, but it also forces these scholars to question their own position in relation to these social movements and in relation to Indian society more broadly.