Rhizome Ethnographies

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  • What defines the self besides the constraints of national boundaries, ethnicity, race, religion and culture? Are we just a consequence of our context and history? Would it be possible to understand better the complexity of individual and group identities combining photography as a visual ethnography tool with other traditional methods? Could we generalize what we learn from a small sample of people to understand better the notions of ethnicity, race and cultural identity? What can we discover about the object of study with a phenomenological perspective? This research follows an ethnographical approach and eventually may use some traditional methods, such as participant and direct observation or unstructured interviewing, in order to look for possible answers to the above-mentioned questions. However, it is mainly a visual ethnography and it uses photography as a visual language. It is also a phenomenological research. It is also a live experience without hypotheses and pre-conceived axioms.



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