The focus of ethnographic research continues to be what anthropologist Tim Ingold describes as “entangled relationships” among humans, nonhumans, and natural, social, and virtual environments. “The environment,” Inglold writes, “comprises not the surroundings of the organism but a zone of entanglement” (2008, 1797). The methodology described [in the text A Different Kind of Ethnography] flows from theoretical approaches that assume that ethnographic knowledge emerges not through detached observation both through conversations and exchanges of many kinds among people interacting in diverse zones of entanglement. This is what we mean when we refer to ethnography as a methodology of inquiry into “collaborative” or “co-creative” knowledge making.
– Dara Culhane
The systematic study and description of peoples, societies, and cultures.
Etymology: combining forms
Source: Oxford English Dictionary.