Crossing disciplinary boundaries, At Home and in the Field is an anthology of twenty-first century ethnographic research and writing about the global worlds of home and disjuncture in Asia and the Pacific Islands. Unique in its inclusion of "homework"-ethnography that directly engages with issues and identities in which the ethnographer finds political solidarity and belonging in fields at home-the anthology contributes to growing trends that complicate the distinction between "insiders" and "outsiders." In its focus on Asia and the Pacific Islands, the collection offers ethnographic updates on topics that range from ritual money burning in China to the militarization of Hawai'i to the cultural power of robots in Japan. Thought provoking, sometimes humorous, these cultural encounters will resonate with readers and provide valuable talking points for exploring the human diversity that makes the study of ourselves and each other simultaneously rewarding and challenging.
At Home and in the Field
University of Hawaii Press
Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands
Education & Reference