Ethnographic Shorts

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

Flash fiction – micro-stories or sawn-off tales.
Ethnography –  writing about culture.  What anthropologists do.
Flash-ethnography – a format.  Micro-ethnographic moments turning around a specific question or issue.

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  • Who’s Living Nextdoor?
    A chaotic mix of entrepreneurial hustle, neighbourly compassion, lost pets, reports about traffic, queues and crowds, curiosity about roadworks or wildlife species spotted- and a fair bit of baiting and toxic trouble-stirring. Lockdown has intensified both the volume of traffic and the emotional charge.

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