Jumping Into the Field at the Deep End

The Chronicle reviews books that involve dangerous ethnographic research, including Jason Pine's THE ART OF MAKING DO IN NAPLES and Rane Willerslev's ON THE RUN IN SIBERIA.

Pine_Art coverAs four recent books reveal, befuddling and even dangerous ethnographic research can be an engrossing read.

Dashes to safety over the Siberian steppes, fearful run-ins with colonial occupiers in West Papua, brushes with the shadowy camorra of Naples. Graduate students in mathematics, nuclear physics, or divinity don’t have to contend with the likes of those.

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Published in: The Chronicle
By: Peter Monaghan