Mud on the carpet: messy reflexive practices with older environmental activists - bringing the outside in

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Abstract

This edited collection of chapters showcases original and interdisciplinary ethnographic fieldwork in a range of international settings; including studies of underground pub life in North East England; Finnish hotels; and bio-scientific institutions in the Amazonian rainforest. Informed by John Law’s concept of ethnographic “mess,” this book makes a unique, empirically-informed, contribution to an understanding of the social construction of knowledge and the role that ethnography can and does play (Law, 2004). It provides a range of colourful snapshots from the field, showing how different researchers from multiple research environments and disciplines are negotiating the practicalities, and epistemological and ethical implications, of “messy” ethnographic practice as a means of researching “messy” social realities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMessy ethnographies in action
EditorsA. Plows
Place of PublicationWilmington, United States
PublisherVernon Press
ISBN (Print)9781622733293
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameVernon Series in Anthropology

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Gearey, M. (2018). Mud on the carpet: messy reflexive practices with older environmental activists - bringing the outside in. In A. Plows (Ed.), Messy ethnographies in action (Vernon Series in Anthropology). Wilmington, United States: Vernon Press.