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Collaborative Anthropology Today: A Collection of Exceptions

Dominic Boyer and George E. Marcus


As multisited research has become mainstream in anthropology, collaboration has gained new relevance and traction as a critical infrastructure of both fieldwork and theory, enabling more ambitious research designs, forms of communication, and analysis. This book is the outcome of a 2017 workshop held at the Center for Ethnography, University of California, Irvine. It is the latest in a trilogy. The authors assemble several notable ventures in collaborative anthropology and put them in dialogue with one another as a way of exploring the recent surge of interest in creating new kinds of ethnogra ... More

Keywords: collaborative anthropology, collaboration, multisited research, collaborative anthropology, theoretical partnerships, ethnographic partnerships

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501753343
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501753343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominic Boyer, editor
Rice University

George E. Marcus, editor
University of California, Irvine

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Front Matter


Dominic Boyer and George E. Marcus

1 How Do We Collaborate?

Douglas R. Holmes and George E. Marcus

5 Function and Form

The Ethnographic Terminalia Collective Trudi Lynn Smith, Kate Hennessy, Stephanie Takaragawa, Fiona P. McDonald, and Craig Campbell

6 Limn

Stephen J. Collier, Martin Høyem, Christopher Kelty, and Andrew Lakoff

7 What’s So Funny ’bout PECE, TAF, and Data Sharing?

Mike Fortun, Lindsay Poirier, Alli Morgan, Brian Callahan, and Kim Fortun*

11 Crafting Lissa, an Ethno-Graphic Story

Sherine F. Hamdy and Coleman Nye

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