“Do you Speak Their Language?” – On Possibilities for Ethnography Beyond Spoken Words

by Iva Grubiša – Well, do you speak any of their languages? – a colleague asked me after I very briefly described my research idea during our Double Transit workshop lunch break. – Hm, no, I do not – I answered, immediately feeling a bit perplexed. Have I really thought this one through, I asked… Continue reading “Do you Speak Their Language?” – On Possibilities for Ethnography Beyond Spoken Words

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Reflection on the methodology for empirical research during the Covid-19 pandemic

by Chandra Esser, Julia Bantouvaki, Jana Pirlein, Santiago Cuervo Escobar,Elena Schmid The five students of Viadrina University in Frankfurt (Oder) Germany (Jana, Elena, Santiago, Chandra and Julia) have summed up the transition in their collaborative research to a non-physical and digital approach in the following shared reflection. As the strategic modus operandi in anthropological studies… Continue reading Reflection on the methodology for empirical research during the Covid-19 pandemic

Reflections on methods for fieldwork in Donji Lapac

by Carolin Leutloff-Grandits My decision to choose Donji Lapac, a border community on Croatia’s side of the Croatian-Bosnian border, as a place for fieldwork was first of all based on the Corona-situation, which made it impossible for EU-citizens to enter Bosnia-Herzegovina. This forced the DAAD-group to redesign the plan of conducting a joint fieldwork in… Continue reading Reflections on methods for fieldwork in Donji Lapac