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At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, and Forrest Wade Young

Abstract

Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book 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. The stories reveal novel insights into the serendipitous nature of fieldwork. 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 book contributes to growing trends that complicate the distinction between “insiders” and “outsiders.” The obligations that fieldwork e ... More

Keywords: ethnographic research, Asia, Pacific Islands, writing, fieldwork, insiders, outsiders, China, Vanuatu, Japan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780824847593
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne S. Finney, editor
Maritime Archaeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands Foundation, Author 2-4: University of Hawaii at Manoa

Mary Mostafanezhad, editor

Guido Carlo Pigliasco, editor

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Front Matter

Introduction

Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, and Forrest Wade Young

Introduction

Suzanne S. Finney

Tempting the Nāga

Carl J. Hefner

Attacked in the Field

Jaida Kim Samudra

Introduction

Forrest Wade Young

When the Field Is Your Home

Jonathan Y. Okamura

Introduction

Forrest Wade Young

Systemic Culture Shock

Naomi C. F. Yamada

Shóón Pakin, sóóu tittilap

Emerson Lopez Odango

Blogging in Papua New Guinea

Steven Edmund Winduo

Introduction

Mary Mostafanezhad

Manning Up

James Perez Viernes

“You Filipino, ya?”

Roderick N. Labrador

Introduction

Guido Carlo Pigliasco

Sorry, Wrong Number!

Ashley Vaughan

The Invisible Firewalker

Guido Carlo Pigliasco

“You Can Do It, Japan!”

Pamela L. Runestad

Head Candy/Gut Connection

Lynette Hi‘ilani Cruz

Introduction

Mary Mostafanezhad

Tales of the Talā (Dollar)

Fa‘anofo Lisaclaire Uperesa

Introduction

Mary Mostafanezhad

“They Came for Nature”

Mary Mostafanezhad

The Forest of Contradictions

Keith Andrew Bettinger

He‘eia Kūpuna Mapping Workshops

Hokulani K. Aikau, Nahaku Kalei, Bradley Wong

Introduction

Forrest Wade Young

Introduction

Guido Carlo Pigliasco

Epilogue

Geoffrey White