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What Is Analysis?

Between Theory, Ethnography, and Method

Martin Holbraad, Sarah Green, Alberto Corsín Jiménez, Veena Das, Nurit Bird-David, Eduardo Kohn, Ghassan Hage, Laura Bear, Hannah Knox and Bruce Kapferer

Recent years in anthropology have seen a noticeable trend, moving from debates about theory to a concern with method. So while some generations ago we would tend to identify ourselves as anthropologists with reference to particular theoretical paradigms—for example, Marxism, (post-)structuralism, cognitivism, cultural materialism, interpretivism—these days our tendency is to align ourselves, often eclectically, with proposals conceived as methodological: entanglements, assemblages, ontologies, technologies of description, epistemic partnerships, problematizations, collaborative anthropology, the art of noticing, and so on.

Affiliations

Holbraad, Martin - University College London

Green, Sarah - University of Helsinki

Corsín Jiménez, Alberto - Spanish National Research Council

Das, Veena - Johns Hopkins University

Bird-David, Nurit - University of Haifa

Kohn, Eduardo - McGill University

Hage, Ghassan - University of Melbourne

Bear, Laura - London School of Economics and Political Science

Knox, Hannah - University College London

Kapferer, Bruce - University of Bergen