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Reflexive Ethnographic Practice

Three Generations of Social Researchers in One Place

Editors: Kearney, Amanda, Bradley, John (Eds.)

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  • A revealing account of ethnographic fieldwork in the context of one Indigenous community in northern Australia
  • Combines personal and professional accounts of the challenges and benefits of long-term collaboration and ethnographic encounters with Indigenous peoples
  • Explores critical reflexivity through ethnographic approaches of “responsive reflexivity,” “bracketing,” “introspection,” “inter-subjective reflection,” “mutual collaboration,” and “ironic deconstruction”
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Putting the anthropological imagination under the spotlight, this book represents the experience of three generations of researchers, each of whom have long collaborated with the same Indigenous community over the course of their careers. In the context of a remote Indigenous Australian community in northern Australia, these researchers—anthropologists, an archeologist, a literary scholar, and an artist—encounter reflexivity and ethnographic practice through deeply personal and professionally revealing accounts of anthropological consciousness, relational encounters, and knowledge sharing. In six discrete chapters, the authors reveal the complexities that run through these relationships, considering how any one of us builds knowledge, shares knowledge, how we encounter different and new knowledge, and how well we are positioned to understand the lived experiences of others, whilst making ourselves fully available to personal change. At its core, this anthology is a meditation on learning and friendship across cultures. 


About the authors

Amanda Kearney is Matthew Flinders Fellow and Professor of Indigenous and Australian Studies at Flinders University, Australia.           

John Bradley is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Monash Indigenous Centre at Monash University, Australia.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Scene for a Reflexive Practice

    Pages 1-38

    Kearney, Amanda (et al.)

  • Writing from the Edge: Writing What Was Never Meant to Be Written

    Pages 39-64

    Bradley, John

  • Mobility of Mind: Can We Change Our Epistemic Habit Through Sustained Ethnographic Encounters?

    Pages 65-94

    Kearney, Amanda

  • Mapping the Route to the Yanyuwa Atlas

    Pages 95-123

    Cameron, Nona

  • “Invisible Things in Nature”: A Reflexive Reading of Alexis Wright’s Carpentaria

    Pages 125-152

    Devlin-Glass, Frances

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reflexive Ethnographic Practice
Book Subtitle
Three Generations of Social Researchers in One Place
Editors
  • Amanda Kearney
  • John Bradley
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34898-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34898-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34897-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 219
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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