Facing the Future

books & arts John Urry. 2016. What is the Future? Malden, MA: Polity Press. 226 pages. One of the greatest rewards of reading John Urry’s latest and, unfortunately, last solo-authored book, is that it so vividly reflects the kinds of concerns and commitments that led him to become one of the most influential sociologists of […]

Ethnography on Trial

“[Ethnography] is the most appropriate research approach for increasing understanding of the range of sociocultural effects of the multifaceted and evolving Deepwater Horizon disaster on the people and communities of coastal Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.” Diane Austin Rebuttal to BP Round 2 Reports, September 26, 2014 It is fitting that this article is being published […]

April 2017

Volume 9 | Number 1 | April 2017 Features Ethnography on Trial by Diane Austin, Lauren Penny, and Tom McGuire “There Are No Straight Lines in Nature”: Making Living Maps in West Papua by Sophie Chao In-between Ethnography and Filmmaking: Field Notes and Rituals behind the Frame by Adriana Vila Guevara Trump Watch Surveilling Trump: […]