Anthropology, Change, and Development
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Methodological Approaches to Societies in Transformation

How to Make Sense of Change

Editors: Berriane, Y., Derks, A., Kreil, A., Lueddeckens, D. (Eds.)

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  • Includes multiple case studies from the Global SouthAnalyzes theories and methodological approaches to the study of change
  • Focuses on qualitative approaches and explains the relevance of different research methods and how to combine them to study societies in transformation
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This open access book provides methodological devices and analytical frameworks for the study of societies in transformation. It explores a central paradox in the study of change: making sense of change requires long-term perspectives on societal transformations and on the different ways people experience social change, whereas the research carried out to study change is necessarily limited to a relatively short space of time. This volume offers a range of methodological responses to this challenge by paying attention to the complex entanglement of qualitative research and the metanarratives generally used to account for change. Each chapter is based on a concrete case study from different parts of the world and tackles a diversity of topics, analytical approaches, and data collection methods. The contributors’ innovative solutions provide valuable tools and techniques for all those interested in the study of change.

About the authors

Yasmine Berriane is permanent researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, Centre Maurice Halbwachs), France.

Annuska Derks is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Aymon Kreil is Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures at Ghent University, Belgium.

Dorothea Lüddeckens is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.



Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Making Sense of Change: Methodological Approaches to Societies in Transformation—An Introduction

    Pages 1-29

    Berriane, Yasmine (et al.)

  • Scales of Change and Diagnostic Contradictions: Shifting Relations Between an Emigrant Community and Its Diaspora

    Pages 33-59

    Trémon, Anne-Christine

  • Seeing Social Change Through the Institutional Lens: Universities in Egypt, 2011–2018

    Pages 61-88

    Cantini, Daniele

  • Conceptualizing Change in the Cuban Revolution

    Pages 89-111

    Gold, Marina

  • Social Change and Generational Disparity: Education, Violence, and Precariousness in the Life Story of a Young Moroccan Activist

    Pages 115-137

    Schwarz, Christoph H.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methodological Approaches to Societies in Transformation
Book Subtitle
How to Make Sense of Change
Editors
  • Yasmine Berriane
  • Annuska Derks
  • Aymon Kreil
  • Dorothea Lueddeckens
Series Title
Anthropology, Change, and Development
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65067-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65067-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65066-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 282
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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