Conference Report: "Ethnological vs. Sociological Ethnography—Considering Scope and Potential for Distinction"

Thomas Scheffer, Christian Meyer


The respective disciplinary appropriations of the ethnographic approach in ethnology and sociology formed the core of the workshop. The following report lays out the contrasts and similarities debated. On this basis, it explores deeper systematic differences using the conceptual triad of field, site, and research object. The report concludes with core themes for debate in a follow-up workshop in 2011. URN:


ethnography; fieldwork; field, field site; multi-sited; comparative methodology


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