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Item Description Fortun, Kim en_US 2012-09-10T23:55:16Z 2012-09-10T23:55:16Z 2012-08-06 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 27, No. 3 (August 2012): 446-464 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0886-7356 en_US
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dc.description.abstract This essay situates contemporary ethnography within late industrialism, a historical period characterized by degraded infrastructure, exhausted paradigms, and the incessant chatter of new media. In the spirit of Writing Culture, it calls for ethnography attuned to its times. It also calls for ethnography that “loops,” using ethnographic techniques to discern the discursive risks and gaps of a particular problem domain so that further ethnographic engagement in that domain is responsive and creative, provoking new articulations, attending to emergent realities. Ethnographic findings are thus fed back into ethnographic engagement. This mode of ethnography stages collaboration with interlocutors to activate new idioms and ways of engaging the world. It is activist, in a manner open to futures that cannot yet be imagined. en_US
dc.format.extent 20 en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher American Anthropological Association en_US
dc.relation.uri DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1360.2012.01153.x en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.subject Writing Culture en_US
dc.subject ethnographic theory en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject ethnographic looping en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology en_US
dc.title Ethnography in Late Industrialism en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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