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On keeping up the tension between fieldwork and ethnography

Rita Astuti

Abstract


The transition from participant observation to ethnography is full of tensions and challenges. The author argues that anthropologists should strive to keep up the tension and respond to the challenge and she suggests two ways in which this can be done: return visits and the use of experimental techniques.


Keywords


fieldwork, ethnography, participant observation, experimental methods, Madagascar

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14318/hau7.1.003