Worthing Ethnographic

A blog of flash ethnography, based on interview and participant-observation work around Worthing, a seaside town in West Sussex, England 

Let’s Move to Worthing?

You were desperate to escape London, couldn’t afford Brighton & Hove and the estate agent told you that this place was ‘coming up’. Seemed as nice as anywhere else you looked at along the coast – perhaps even nicer, you’re now realising. 

Ethnographise This!

A blog of flash ethnography, based on interview and participant-observation work around Worthing, a seaside town in West Sussex, England.

Things I did, Things I do.

I write. Research. Write a bit more. Collaborate in live art. Write. Give public lectures, seminars and enrichment experiences. Write. Co-devise and deliver creative methods workshops. Write. Coach postgrad students. And write. Always at that bloody laptop. 

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  • Queer Love in the Time of Covid
    On one of our weekend lockdowns, at a Worthing hotel (where we drive just 10 minutes up the road once every few weeks, to get away from domestic life and the over-familiarity of home) I asked. Shocked, she responded, “thank you”.  We both laughed at the response and at the thrill of making something good happen in the middle of all the horror around us. The older you get, the more you understand the cosmic complex truth that, somehow, when the house is burning down, remembering to laugh and to dance is important.

Caroline Osella

This blog is maintained by Caroline Osella, a social anthropologist who has lived in Worthing since 2014. 

The original blog began in April 2017 and belonged to SOAS anthropology, Unversity of London.

You can see back posts here.  WoBy reached 6000 hits a month by August 2018, when it shifted here.

Caroline is now working freelance and is a Research Associate at the University of Sussex Global Studies.

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