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Wirtén, E. H., Meese, J., Dahlin, J. & Olsson, J. (2019). Culture unbound Vol. 11 Editorial. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 11(1), i-ii
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Culture unbound Vol. 11 Editorial
2019 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 11, no 1, p. i-iiArticle in journal, Editorial material (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2019
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38295 (URN)10.3384/cu.2000.1525.2019111i (DOI)2-s2.0-85066013711 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-06-11 Created: 2019-06-11 Last updated: 2019-06-11Bibliographically approved
Wirtén, E. H., Dahlin, J., Meese, J. & Wagrell, K. (2018). Culture Unbound vol. 10 Editorial. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 10(1), 1-3
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Culture Unbound vol. 10 Editorial
2018 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 1-3Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2018
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34935 (URN)10.3384/cu.2000.1525.181011 (DOI)2-s2.0-85045738802 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-06-25 Created: 2018-06-25 Last updated: 2020-03-27Bibliographically approved
Dahlin, J. (2017). On not being there. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 9(3), 335-341
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On not being there
2017 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 335-341Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is an expression of the social anthropologist's frustration with not being there, and an attempt to deal with my own chronic disciplinary identity crisis and my "it's complicated" relationship with participant observation.1 I have worked for a long time now in an interdisciplinary setting, and although I sometimes characterize myself as an interdisciplinary bastard, I have retained a rather strong identification as an anthropologist. This identification is perhaps paradoxical as one of my main reasons for applying to an interdisciplinary PhD program was to get away from social anthropology. As a master's student, I became increasingly frustrated with anthropology and its insistence on ethnographic fieldwork as the one (and only) way to do research. I remember my annoyance with my supervisor's question, 'but how is this anthropology' as she was reading my proposals, until I finally included a passage on participant observation, which appeased her. I remember reading master's thesis upon master's thesis where it seemed to me that participant observation was actually quite ill-suited for investigating the issues at hand. And then, finally, I remember my relief when one of our professors tried to instil in us, that there are 'other ways of knowing about the world' than participant observation. I came to my PhD studies with a thematic I wanted to study: the memory and commemoration of the Second World War in Russia. It was a topic I far from exhausted in my master's thesis, and a doctoral dissertation later I could easily devote a few more years to it. I also had a vague idea on how to go about studying it. Participant observation was to be a part of it, but I did not envisage it as the main part. Through serendipity, I happened upon the search for fallen soldiers, and ended up doing far more anthropological fieldwork than I would ever have imagined. It was quite literally field work, where I took part in work on the former battlefields to locate the remains of soldiers, fallen but often officially listed as missing in action. It was heavy, dirty, cold (or sometimes too hot) and very participatory, even hands-on. It was in many ways life-changing; allowing me close. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2017
Keywords
Fieldwork, Interdisciplinarity, Methodology, Russia, Social Anthropology
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34699 (URN)10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1793335 (DOI)2-s2.0-85042187486 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-03-02 Created: 2018-03-02 Last updated: 2020-03-27Bibliographically approved
Fornäs, J. & Dahlin, J. (2012). ACSIS Jubileumsrapport: De första tio åren 2002-2012. Norrköping: ACSIS
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ACSIS Jubileumsrapport: De första tio åren 2002-2012
2012 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norrköping: ACSIS, 2012. p. 42
Keywords
kultur, forskning, historia, tvärvetenskap
National Category
Cultural Studies
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18196 (URN)
Available from: 2013-01-30 Created: 2013-01-29 Last updated: 2018-03-02Bibliographically approved
Projects
A New Region of the World? [77/2015_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Bydler, C. (2017). Decolonial or Creolized Commons?: Sámi duodji in the expanded field. In: Svein Aamold; Elin Haugdal; Ulla Angkjær Jørgensen (Ed.), Sámi Art and Aesthetics : Contemporary Perspectives (pp. 141-162). Aarhus: Aarhus UniversitetsforlagHammer, M., Bonow, M. & Petersson, M. (2017). The role of horse keeping in transforming peri-urban landscapes: A case study from metropolitan Stockholm, Sweden. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, 71(3), 146-158
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