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In the FieldLife and Work in Cultural Anthropology$
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George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520289611

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520289611.001.0001

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When the Field Is a City

When the Field Is a City

Hobart, Tasmania

Chapter:
(p.185) 11 When the Field Is a City
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In the Field
Author(s):

George Gmelch

Sharon Bohn Gmelch

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520289611.003.0011

After two decades of taking students to rural Barbados, the authors move their field school to Australia, to the Tasmanian city of Hobart. This chapter explores how different urban fieldwork is from traditional village ethnography. The advantages and disadvantages of urban vs. rural research and the difference between anthropology of the city and anthropology in the city are discussed.

Keywords:   Tasmania, Australia, Urban Fieldwork, Searching for Community, Internships, Social Media in the Field

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