Nataša Rogelja Caf, Špela Ledinek Lozej
Altogether, the book ('Footnotes. Ethnographic essays with methodological reflections on walking and writing') encompasses ten texts, seven of which are anthropological essays, accompanied by two introductory texts and an epilogue on walking and writing as two long-established, but here freshly reappraised, methods of anthropological research. The essays take us across Istria, Goričko, Porabje, Koroška, and the Julian Alps, coming on the back of a preliminary brainstorming session between researchers from a variety disciplines and fields, before finally carving out distinct paths. Something between what is an academic text and an essay. By focusing on steps, words, and paths, whether walked or written, the book seeks to illuminate the in-between spaces, understanding walking and writing as a cognitive process, part of the fieldwork experience, a long conversation that meanders between the circuits of life. The book’s seven meditative essays therefore foreground hybrid, liminal and bold writing that is quintessentially anthropological.
Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies
Institute of Slovenian Ethnology
paperback 14,8 × 21 cm 224 pages