Collaborative Moments: Expanding the Anthropological Field through Cross-Disciplinary Practice

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This article explores some implications of cross-disciplinarity, as experienced in
practice. Anthropologists are used to fuse different styles of reasoning by
integrating the points of view and unspoken certainties of their partners in the field into their analysis. Fieldwork can be seen as an experiment in real time, where insights gained intersubjectively gradually shape up as knowledge through analysis. This line of thought is brought to bear on a discussion of collaboration between anthropologists, archaeologists, and biologists in North West Greenland. Through actual experiences from the field, this article shows how knowledge generated on the edge of one’s familiar disciplinary territory may both expand and intensify the anthropological field. Collaborative moments are seen to make new anthropological insights emerge through the co-presence of several analytical perspectives in the field.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEthnos. Journal of Anthropology
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)316-334
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - Collaboration, cross-disciplinarity, knowledge-making, fieldwork, the High Arctic, landscape

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