Audiovisual and Digital Ethnography is a state-of-the-art introduction to this dynamic and growing subject. The authors explain its fundamental aspects in a clear and systematic way. The chapters cover topics including:

    • learning to see and listen in the field and the role of sensory attention
    • the mediation of the senses
    • doing anthropological fieldwork with video
    • observational filmmaking
    • ethnographic drawing
    • multimodal anthropology
    • digital ethnography
    • interactive documentary
    • the ethics and management of audiovisual and digital data.

The result is a much-needed, up-to-date and concise guide to both the fundamental skills required for audiovisual and digital ethnographic production and the essential theoretical knowledge relating to this. It will be particularly useful for students and scholars in the fields of Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Media, Design, Art Practice and Sound Studies.

chapter 1|11 pages

Audiovisual and digital ethnography at Leiden

ByCristina Grasseni, Bart Barendregt, Erik de Maaker, Federico De Musso, Andrew Littlejohn, Marianne Maeckelbergh, Metje Postma, Mark R. Westmoreland

chapter 2|23 pages

Learning to see

ByCristina Grasseni

chapter 3|26 pages

Sonic Ethnography

ByAndrew Littlejohn

chapter 4|28 pages

Graphic anthropology: a foundation for multimodality

ByMark R. Westmoreland

chapter 5|25 pages

Dialoguing events

An audiovisual toolkit for extended participatory observation
ByErik de Maaker

chapter 6|29 pages

Observational cinema as process, skill and method

ByMetje Postma

chapter 7|25 pages

Interactive documentaries

ByFederico De Musso

chapter 8|23 pages

Digital ethnography, or ‘deep hanging out’ in the age of big data

ByBart Barendregt

chapter 9|23 pages

Navigating conflicting instruments of data morality

ByMarianne Maeckelbergh