Reference : Die reflexive Couch. Feldforschungssupervision in der Ethnographie.
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Anthropology
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/8905
Die reflexive Couch. Feldforschungssupervision in der Ethnographie.
German
[en] The reflexive Couch. Fieldwork Supervision as a Method in Reflexive Ethnography.
Becker, Brigitte []
Eisch-Agnus, Katharina []
Hamm, Marion []
Karl, Ute mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Kestler, Judith []
Kestler-Josten, Sebastian []
Richter, Ulrike []
Schneider, Sabine []
Sülzle, Almut []
Wittel-Fischer, Barbara []
2013
Zeitschrift für Volkskunde
109
II
181–203
No
[en] Ethongraphy ; Reflexive Ethnography ; Supervision
[en] This article introduces ethno-psychoanalytically informed supervision of fieldwork as a methodological instrument of reflexive ethnography to the methodological de- bate of the discipline, and aims to strengthen this approach in research and teach- ing. The authors identify a contradiction between recurrent calls for reflexive re- search practices and the simultaneous fending off of (self-)reflexive modes of inter- pretation, which are frequently dismissed as overly psychologising or ‘narcissistic’. Using a case study, they show how in research supervision the process of associative interpretation within a group mirrors the irritation of the researcher and the emo- tional dynamics of the field situation. Taboos, power relations, structures of mean- ing and agency within the field are made visible as scenic arrangements and opened up to reflexive interpretation and objectivation. Supervision helps to resolve re- search blockages and to establish the necessary reflexive distance in relation to the field, because of the close relationship between psychoanalytical supervision meth- ods and an open, processual and dialogical ethnography. On an epistemological level, both supervision and research reflection are grounded in the mutual interde- pendence of the (researching) subject’s experience and overarching socio-cultural structures of meaning. The methodological-theoretical parallels between ethno- psychoanalysis and Bourdieu’s understanding of scientific reflexivity are developed, leading to a discussion of the conditions of ethnographic research in academic in- stitutional settings with their mechanisms of exclusions and potentials for suppres- sion and distortion, which are identified as a desideratum in the discipline’s self- reflection.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/8905

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