Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Key-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences
Key-Note at the Ethnographies of Crime event.
Ethnographies of crime, harm and control endure against a backdrop of constant challenge. In addition to age-old ethical dilemmas relating to trust, reciprocity and disclosure ethnography must now stand up to pressures of funding, relevance and impact. Longstanding challenges over scientific validity have been ramped up by urgent calls for interdisciplinarity, co-production and methodological pluralism. At the same time, the stability of place-based and longitudinal approaches have been unsettled as populations, cultures, and identities are forged on the move, out of time, in-between real and virtual environments. It is against this backdrop that this symposium invites emerging and established ethnographers to share and discuss old and new ways of doing ethnography, whilst seeking out innovative conceptual, methodological, and practical responses to these challenges and opportunities. Through a combination of workshops, plenaries and parallel sessions, we seek to create space for honesty, reflection and debate as to how we might (re)imagine and recraft ethnographies of crime, harm and control both in and for the twenty-first century.