The Cosmopolitan Canopy,” Being Here and Being There: Fieldwork Encounters and Ethnographic Discoveries

Publication Date: 
January 2004
ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 595 September: 14-31.

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The initial ethnography conference that would lead to a series of conferences (which have now become something of a tradition), emphasizing the close mentoring of younger ethnographers by veteran ethnographers, was organized at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. Jack Katz and Bob Emerson brought together these individuals to present and share their work and to learn from one another in a constructive, yet informal and supportive, scholarly atmosphere. My students, Scott Brooks, Nikki Jones, Raymond Gunn, and I followed Jack and Bob’s example and organized similar conferences at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and in 2005, with the former …

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