The Fieldwork Playlist: Special Section

Kieran Fenby-Hulse (Editor), Gavin Weston (Editor), Dominique Santos (Editor), William Tantam (Editor)

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This Fieldwork Playlist emerges from a conference of the same name at Goldsmiths back in 2013. The idea was a simple one: “For our fieldwork playlist, each contributor will pick one song and recount the story of how that song came to hold significance in relation to their research encounters and experience” (Fieldwork Playlist Call For Papers 2013). Each of the papers here explores the evocative nature of music in relation to the experience of social science fieldwork. Each author has selected a song as a starting point to consider their experience in the field. Music is woven into the fabric of the social world of the field, our location in it, our collection and interpretation of data and the writing up process. This edited collection brings together diverse experiences and reflections through the evocative medium of particular songs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-117
Number of pages65
JournalSuomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2019

Bibliographical note

Editors of the Special Selection, Suomen Antropologi Vol. 43, No. 2 (2018)

This is an open access journal, texts are free to use, with proper attribution and link to the licensing, in educational, commercial, and non-commercial settings (CC BY-NC 4.0 license). Full texts of the articles publsihed before 2015 are also available online with EBSCO Academic Search Complete


  • Anthropology
  • Fieldwork
  • Ethnography
  • Playlists
  • Music
  • Research Practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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