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such as ethnography, linguistics and anthropology. The case study of an endangered indigenous language in Australia and the case study of foreign language pedagogy in the university classroom are just two of the varied types of case studies that have become staple forms of academic writing today. In tertiary teaching, the case study method has retained importance in psychology and psychiatry, as in medicine. Other fields, such as law and commerce, have moved on from the more traditional approaches to teaching through cases; those approaches tended to use case studies

in A history of the case study
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Emotions and research

Research on Sensitive Topics , London : Sage . Riessman , C. ( 2005 ) ‘ Exporting ethics: A narrative about narrative research in South India ’, Health , 9 ( 4 ): 473–90 . Visweswaran , K. ( 1994 ) Fictions of Feminist Ethnography , Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press

in Go home?
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Public anger in research (and social media)

wanted to ask whether, in sharing through this medium, possibilities were created for ‘anger expressed and translated into action’, as Audre Lorde might imagine. One method we tried out as part of our online ethnography was to organise Twitter debates using the project's @MICResearch Twitter account, asking our Twitter followers provocative questions which we hoped would open up debate. While there were a few interesting exchanges, overall there

in Go home?

, that is, in the spiritual hinterlands. Erna Brodber ( 1997 : 98) calls this mode of reclaiming – re-recognizing – your collective self as ‘the hegemony of the spirit’. And she terms the methodology for such retrieval as ‘celestial ethnography’ (Brodber 1997 : 61). A cartographic practice too, no doubt. Brodber expounds this methodology in the novel, Louisiana , which she

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Rumours of bones and the remembrance of an exterminated people in Newfoundland - the emotive immateriality of human remains

. 69–​84, 80–​2. 12 See M. Bille, F. Hastrup and T. F. Sørensen (eds), An Anthropology of Absence (London:  Springer, 2010); M. Meyer, ‘Placing and tra­ cing absence: a material culture of the immaterial’, Journal of Material Culture, 17:1 (2012), 103–​10. 13 Meyer, ‘Placing and tracing absence’, 105. 14 M. Meyer and K. Woodthorpe, ‘The material presence of absence: a dialogue between museums and cemeteries’, Sociological Research Online, 13:5 (2008), quoted in Meyer, ‘Placing and tracing absence’, 104. 15 I. Marshall, History and Ethnography of the Beothuk

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in the recent past hardly existed. Imam ShamilЈ in his struggle against the Russians did not know of any nationalities in Dagestan and did not formulate any ‘national’ tasks. For him and his brothers-in-arms at that time the subjects of political confrontation were completely different. The political discourse of that time in Dagestan distinguished between ‘orthodox Muslims’ and ‘those, who called themselves Muslims, but were not’ as the central political opponents. Avar, Dargin, Kumyk, Lezgin, Lak, etc., ‘Dagestani nationalities’ from an ethnographic point of view

in Potentials of disorder
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-Caribbean descent connect to their homeland, native language, ethnic pride, racial group, dispersed populations and local communities through sport. The ethnographic research conducted by Ben Carrington in the mid-1990s with a black cricket team, “the Caribbean Cricket Club (CCC) one of the oldest black sporting institutions in Britain” ( 2008 , p. 431), is instructive for the analysis

in Sport in the Black Atlantic

border during crossings and interviews about border crossings with a grounded, situated approach that enables an understanding of narratives and representations of border crossing in everyday life away from borders themselves. In this chapter, I draw on 15 months of ethnographic fieldwork in the Ukrainian– Romanian borderlands, which included more than 6 months of participant observation in Diyalivtsi, a village in the Chernivets’ka region of Ukraine, just 4 km from the main road between the region’s two main urban centres – Chernivtsi and Suceava. I begin this

in Migrating borders and moving times
Craft professions, cultural policies, and identity

lesser degree, the symbolic connotations that people in contemporary societies grant to objects that mark the past. There are two distinct but complementary reasons for doing research on traditional pottery. First, because making pottery was a widely practised occupation in Galicia until recently, it is possible to gather a substantial amount of ethnographic information about this activity in relation to the still recent past. During the first half of the twentieth century, the pieces made from clay formed part of the everyday experience of the population, the majority

in Alternative countrysides
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Everyday trajectories of activism

’ rather than reducing respondents to ‘a bunch of disembodied thoughts that come out of subjects’ mouths in interviews’ (Duneier and Back, 2006: 553). This attention to individual agency (motivations, choices, turning points) requires embedding in the socio-economic context of those lives at a more structural level; while macrostructural determinants may not be immediately visible to the ethnographic eye, they remain ‘inscribed in the material distribution of resources and social possibles’ (Wacquant, 2008: 10–11). Realising this aspiration is problematic in this study

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