Review: Ina-Maria Greverus, Sharon MacDonald, Regina Romhild, Gisela Welz & Helena Wullf (Eds.) (2002). Stability Upon Shifting Ground: Review Note of Shifting Grounds: Experiments in Doing Ethnography

  • Robin M. Boylorn University of South Florida
Keywords: experimental ethnography, ethnographic sites, tourism, history, embodiment, representation, qualitative methods, European culture

Abstract

This review is written in response to "Shifting Grounds: Experiments in Doing Ethno­graphy," a volume of the Anthropological Journal on European Cultures. This review cites the history and implications of ethnography as a methodology within various academic disciplines while praising the authors within this text for their contributions to various ways of "doing ethnography." By investi­gating and considering the body as an ethno­graphic site where life and stories are performed and em­bodied, this article considers the varying ways the authors respond to experimental and performative ethnography while applying it to relevant and current issues within anthropology. By engaging both the anthropological and historical turn of ethnography, this book thematically discusses the mobility of fieldwork, time, space, multi-locality, tour­ism, and tradition/culture. Shifting Grounds does not only offer experiments in doing ethnography, it also offers alternatives for doing ethnography. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0503175

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Author Biography

Robin M. Boylorn, University of South Florida
Robin M. BOYLORN is a doctoral student at The University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, USA. She studies the lived experience of African American women in the rural south, concentrating on creative methods of investigation and presentation. She has won numerous creative writing awards. She holds B.A. degrees in English and Communication Studies and a M.A. degree in Speech Communication from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research and writing interests include black feminism, the minority experience and black southern vernacular as a storytelling tool.
Published
2005-09-30
How to Cite
Boylorn, R. M. (2005). Review: Ina-Maria Greverus, Sharon MacDonald, Regina Romhild, Gisela Welz & Helena Wullf (Eds.) (2002). Stability Upon Shifting Ground: Review Note of Shifting Grounds: Experiments in Doing Ethnography. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 6(3). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-6.3.37