The limits of dispassionate knowledge

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 in Everyday Life, Research Methodologies

“The contemporary habit in academic writing of assembling more or less trite summaries of other people‚Äôs work, and disfiguring the prose at the end of every second sentence with a scattering of references, seems to me calculated to turn thought to lead and the eager reader into concrete.” ~ Fred Inglis, Culture (Cambridge: Polity, 2004), […]

On the ethnographic

I’m currently in Brisbane for the CCI Winter School, and was very pleased this morning to see that our object ethnography workshop next week will be filled to capacity with bright and interesting people–even though very few participants have identified ethnographic research as part of their projects. I found that last point rather curious, and […]

Teaching: Design Anthropology

A question was recently posted to the anthrodesign list about courses in design anthropology/ethnography, and people were quick to point out the growing number of postgraduate programmes including Design Ethnography at University of Dundee, Design Anthropology at University of Aberdeen, Design Anthropology at Swinburne University, and Culture, Materials and Design at University College London. But […]