April 23, 2021: Workshop Ethnographic Writing

We would like to inform you about the following workshop:

“Thinking and Writing Ethnographically”
Prof. dr. Dvora Yanow

Facing a blank page as you begin to write? For those who are just starting to write ethnographic texts, I will begin with a few pointers that participants in the ECPR Methods School course on writing, as well as other courses elsewhere, have found helpful. Moving beyond the blank page, I will take up the question of what one wants to convey, principally, in ethnographic writing—the ‘meta-text’—and how writers commonly seek to achieve that: being there and its requirements. Lastly, and time permitting, I will raise one of the central issues for our times: in an age of “truthiness,” how do you show what you claim to know?

Prof. dr. Dvora Yanow

A political/organizational ethnographer and interpretive methodologist, Dvora Yanow (guest professor, Wageningen University) explores the generation and communication of knowing and meaning in policy and organizational settings. Her current project, tentatively entitled The Treachery of Categories, explores category theory and state-created categories for immigrant integration policies, citizen-making practices, and race-ethnic identity. Interpretive Research Design (2012), with Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, launched their co-edited Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods; the second edition of their co-edited Interpretation and Method was published in 2014.

Organizer of the workshop: Ethnographic Methods in Political Science (TG Ethnografische Methoden in der Politikwissenschaft (DVPW e.V.)

Please see the poster for more information: Poster Yanow_English