In my work with George Marcus we have
sought to develop a particular design of and for
anthropological projects that allows ethnography
to operate as a means to engage analytical
perspectives in the making, perspectives that
take form prospectively, perspectives that seek
to shape contingencies in, of, and about the future.
What this demands is that we build our
ethnographic project within pre-existing and/or
emerging experiments pursued by our subjects.
It further requires that we draw on a range of
intellectual modalities that intersect, overlap, or
are entirely indistinguishable from “ethnographic”
method operating within technocratic
and scientific settings. In other words, we seek
to enter settings in which the “subjects” themselves
experiment creatively with the intellectual
exigencies of ethnography.
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