Chika Watanabe is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. She's the author of Becoming One: Religion, Development, and Environmentalism in a Japanese NGO in Myanmar (University of Hawai'i Press, 2019), and several articles on development, NGOs, and aid work. Her current project examines the international cooperation around disaster preparedness between Japan and Chile, focusing in particular on "playful" methods with children.
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Patchwork Ethnography Syllabus
This post builds on A Manifesto for Patchwork Ethnography and Interview: Patchwork Ethnography posted on Fieldsights on June 2020 and June 2021, respectively. ... More
Interview: Patchwork Ethnography
Last year, Member Voices published Gökçe Günel, Saiba Varma, and Chika Watanabe’s “A Manifesto for Patchwork Ethnography.” The authors posted their manifesto ah... More
A Manifesto for Patchwork Ethnography
Even prior to the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, “traditional” anthropological fieldwork was in trouble. For some time now, ethnographers have been questioni... More