Chin, Elizabeth. "Collaboration: Deviation." Correspondences, Cultural Anthropology website, October 10, 2016.



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July 3, 2018

Critical Commentary

Abstract: What are the tensions inherent in ethnographic collaboration, particularly efforts that aim to engage questions of inequality and social justice? As Dana-Ain Davis and Michal Osterweil point out, muddling through collaboration in our ethnographic research and writing projects is fraught and challenging. In my contribution to this Correspondences session, I want to deviate a bit from professional anthropology and reflect on collaboration in the world of design. I also want to reflect on the ways that collaboration requires change from all involved.