Ethnography & the times we’re in
Ethnography that is oriented toward uncertainty, contingency, ambivalence and curiosity is quickly becoming a dominant knowledge formation in US cultural anthropology.
This is an ethnography intent upon sensing things out, attuning’ to things, crafting the body as a multi-sensory tool.
It is an ethnography absolutely committed to partial truths, the unfinished nature of epistemological formations, and a curiosity about how we come to know.
Ultimately, it is an ethnography that expresses itself as committed to making more room. More room for breathing, feeling, touching, tasting, hearing, thinking, living. More room for maneuvering, for crafting alternative ways of being alive in the times we are in. Fundamentally, it is an ethnography devoted to living on the ground, in the mud, in ruins, in the mess of entanglement.