The imaginative ethnographer as vagabond bricoleur: Being still, being quiet, standing in love and paying attention: An interview with Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston and Virginie Magnat

D Soyini Madison*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This interview discusses the infinity of stories as an endless reservoir of imagining new forms of meaning, feeling and embodiment of fieldwork data. Thinking of ethnographic analysis and experience as a collaborative process of performance and creative expression is an alternative to the prevailing textocentric documentation that demands both a political economy of contexts and an ethics of loving attention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-466
Number of pages10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018



  • Co-performative witnessing
  • Embodiment
  • Infinity of story
  • Political economy of attention
  • Textocentrism
  • Vagabond bricoleur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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