Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography, by Luke Eric Lassiter

The work of Luke Eric Lassiter is a must for anybody interested in writing ethnography in a collaborative way. A good summary of his general outlook is to be found in his Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography, which is extremely useful for thinking through the challenges involved in planning collaborative research projects, as well as […]

Being read by: Dr Paloma Gay y Blasco

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Friction, by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

I have also been reading Tsing’s Friction, and found her notion of collaboration ‘with friction at its heart’ very useful for thinking about the different standpoints from which my collaborator Liria de la Cruz and I approach our work together. ‘Usually, scholars think of collaborators as like-minded colleagues who each contribute to a commonly conceived […]

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Telling a Good One, by Theodore Rios and Kathleen Mullen Sands

I am currently writing a paper in which I attempt to examine critically the collaborative project I am involved in with Liria de la Cruz. I have spent a good amount of time in the library, reading works that explore the dynamics and limits of collaborative research relationships. I have been reassured by Katheleen Mullen […]

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Himself He Cooks by Valerie Berteau and Philippe Witjes

Not a book but a film…This inspiring ethnographic film is not the product of collaboration, but about collaboration

Being read by: Dr Stephanie Bunn

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Why we cooperate by Michael Tomasello.

An insightful little book recommended to me by the inimitable Peter Gow…

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Ian Saem Majnep and Ralph Bulmer, Birds of my Kalam Country

A happy find in an Oxfam bookshop brought me this wonderful early example of collaborative ethnography. Majnep and Bulmer worked together from 1963 on indigenous knowledge and classification of plants and animals of the Kalam region.

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Annie Albers: On Design

Annie Albers was the leading Bauhaus teacher in their weaving room and an inspirational writer on the process of design.

Being read by: Dr Stephanie Bunn

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