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Drawing as Possibility: A Review of Andrew Causey’s Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method

This review, first published in Portuguese by Mana, has been translated and cross-posted here. The author of the review, Karina Kuschnir, describes Andrew Causey’s “how-to” guide on drawing as an ethnographic method as “precious for those who continue to believe that anthropology is possible without abdicating a critical, reflective, and renewed approach.” read more…

  • dateSeptember 5, 2018
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  • posted byAnne
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Some Drawing Exercises, or “Etudes”

Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method, by discussing how drawing is integral to seeing, encourages readers to consider drawing as a legitimate ethnographic method. To further this purpose, then, the book also shows readers how to draw in a way that will enrich their ethnographic research. These drawing exercises, or “Etudes,” are integral to the book and help set it apart. read more…

  • dateNovember 24, 2016
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  • posted byAndrew Causey
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Chatting While Waterskiing, Part 3: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method

In this three-part blog series, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway of Oberlin College reflects on the challenges she has encountered in trying to incorporate drawing into her work as a linguistic anthropologist. In this final post, she writes (and draws) about using methods learned in a graphic workshop in her ongoing research in Malta, and some of the ways in which local signers integrated writing and drawing into their own communicative practices. The blog series precedes the November publication of Andrew Causey’s new book, Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method. We hope that you will join us at the AAA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis to put some of Erika and Andrew’s suggestions into practice! read more…

  • dateNovember 4, 2016
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  • posted byErika Hoffmann-Dilloway
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Chatting While Waterskiing, Part 2

In this three-part blog series, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway of Oberlin College reflects on the challenges she has encountered in trying to incorporate drawing into her work as a linguistic anthropologist. In this particular post, she describes her experiences during a two-week drawing workshop, including how the group of workshop attendees learned to shift their conversational practices as they adjusted to drawing while doing other things. read more…

  • dateNovember 2, 2016
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  • posted byErika Hoffmann-Dilloway
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Chatting While Waterskiing, Part 1

In this three-part blog series, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway of Oberlin College reflects on the challenges she has encountered in trying to incorporate drawing into her work as a linguistic anthropologist. She begins by exploring the difficulties of engaging socially while sketching. read more…

  • dateOctober 31, 2016
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  • posted byErika Hoffmann-Dilloway
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