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The Nightshift - Julius-Cezar MacQuarie

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Most ethnographic research projects are conducted during the day. But how suitable is such a work schedule in global cities that operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, or where potential interlocutors work during the night? Researching at night, as I found out, is not very suitable. So for some time now, but especially while researching the labour opportunities of migrant manual workers in London, I have been developing a set of methods for doing ethnographic research during the night. I started from classic ethnographic methods, such as participatory observation and free or semi-structured conversation and then used a type of body-mediated ethnography. I used various digital applications and cyber tools to monitor, evaluate, and translate into infographics both my own sensory experiences and the participants in my research. After a yea ...   ...  Read more