What Is Analysis? Between Theory, Ethnography, and Method

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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalSocial Analysis
Volume62
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-30
Number of pages30
ISSN0155-977X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeB1 Journal article

Fields of Science

  • 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
  • Analysis

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