chapter  3
Working the translocal field
ByCasper Jacobsen
Pages 20

This chapter provides an overview of the conducted fieldwork, the field, and methodological considerations involved in identifying and processing the empirical material. It describes a processual view to show how a translocal field and a diachronic dimension emerged during the research, and how in response empirical material was resignified and methodologies reshaped. The on-site fieldwork took place in January and February 2013 and in September and October 2014. A search on the Internet instantly found that Cuetzalan had been part of the large-scale national tourism program Magical Villages since 2002, and it was clear that the program suited the research theme. One of the effects of interviewing people on the topic of tourism and the Magical Villages Program was that it prompted interviewees to make sense of and reflect on their position vis-a-vis the program.