WIM-AIM03
Collaborative uncertainties and the politics of knowledge production
Convenors:
Nathan Dawthorne (University of Western Ontario)
Kelly Linton (Western University )
Stream:
Worlds in motion: Anthropology in movement/Mondes en mouvement: Anthropologie en mouvement
Location:
MNT 204
Start time:
2 May, 2017 at 13:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

In follow-up to the CASCA 2014 round-table on the Promising Uncertainties of Collaboration in Anthropology Today, we welcome papers that seek to critically examine both the methodological and theoretical possibilities, challenges, and assumptions associated with collaborative research.

Long abstract:

Although collaboration has always been a part of anthropological research, emphasis on more ethical engagement has opened up new avenues for exploration and a reconstitution of the boundaries between researcher and "researched." A push towards the co-production of knowledge, participatory action research, and other forms of negotiated practice, are producing a new and exciting body of work. However, collaboration is not without challenges. At CASCA 2014, Dr. Andrew Walsh organized a round-table on the "Promising Uncertainties of Collaboration in Anthropology Today." In follow-up to that session, we welcome papers that seek to critically examine both the methodological and theoretical possibilities, challenges, and assumptions associated with collaborative research. Within this context, we wonder how our ideas of collaboration shifted over time. How is our research enriched through collaborative practices? In what ways does collaboration complicate the research endeavour? When is it appropriate not to collaborate? When does collaboration become unethical? How does collaboration shape knowledge production? How is the co-production of knowledge negotiated?