Can Methods Do Good? Ethnology and Multi-species Research as a Response to Covid-19

Linda Tallberg*, Astrid Huopalainen, Lindsay Hamilton

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Abstract

In this conversational essay, three scholars working in the field of human— animal studies discuss the multi—species work that is underway in ethnol- ogy. Examples of different methodological approaches are highlighted; mul- tispecies ethnography, crystallization, feminist dog-writing and écriture feminine. By reflecting on the value of such techniques, the authors contend that a renewed enthusiasm for methodological innovation can pave the way for more rounded accounts of social life, bringing animals and their agencies into clearer focus as companions, workers and beings in their own right. This is regarded as both an intellectual and ethical pursuit, with methods placed at the heart of the endeavour.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudia Fennica: Ethnologica
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Human-Animal Studies
  • Methodology
  • Ethics

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