Conducting fieldwork in the post-socialist countryside

Ist session of CEFRES Seminar 2021-2022

Conducting fieldwork in the post-socialist countryside. Crossed perspectives on ethnographic research in Mongolia and Belarus

When: Wednesday 6 October 2021, 4:30 pm
Where: At CEFRES and online (to register please contact claire(@)
Language: English
Veronique Gruca (PhD candidate at Paris-Nanterre University and PhD fellow at CEFRES)
Ronan Hervouet (Professor of sociology at the University of Bordeaux, temporarily assigned at CEFRES by CNRS)

Veronique Gruca and Ronan Hervouet will both present their research based on fieldworks respectively led in Mongolia and Belarus, and cross perspectives in order to address issues regarding the access to the fieldwork, the ways of conducting research, and the use of gathered ethnographic data. Through the focus on two different research subjects – rituals and family stories in rural Mongolia, everyday politics in rural Belarus – the aim is to raise broader epistemological questions and lead to a common reflection on the ways of constructing ethnographic research.