P05a - The crisis of communication (2021)

  • Conference Panel
  • 1h 10m

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Panel 05a - The crisis of communication

Convenors: Federica Manfredi (Institute of Social Sciences, Lisbon University), Lucia Portis (University of Turin)

Short abstract: Sometimes there are no words to express what we would like to say. Communication seems to be in crisis when logocentric logic shows its limits. How can anthropologists go beyond words to communicate with research participants? And after fieldwork, can words be enriched by other communicative strategies?


  • Drawing (across) borders: Reflections on the use of creative visual communication in ethnographic research with/for young refugees
    Author: Lucy Hunt (University of Oxford)

  • “There’s not one time that I have drove by this without thinking of everything I’ve done here”: Using participatory photography to visualize how place and space impact opioid addiction and recovery
    Authors: Katie Milligan (Mount Holyoke College), Sydney Silverstein (Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University)

  • The “Gallery of Obstetric Experiences”: addressing experiences of obstetric violence through artistic experimentation in ethnographic research
    Author: Catarina Barata (ICS - University of Lisbon)

  • Communicating illness visual autoethnography: unorthodox new mixed methods, between anthropology and the visual arts
    Author: Rebeca Pardo (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya)

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  • Conference Panel
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