A Transdisciplinary Ethnography

  • Rebecca Crowther


This chapter focuses on relationality and social performance. Here, Crowther focuses on how one might research a subject that crosses the cognitive, cultural, behavioural, social, and biological sciences. This chapter discusses ways of looking, framing, and how we might approach the intangible within these nature experiences. It draws on performance theory. Crowther discusses transdisciplinarity and the necessity to understand across and between disciplines: she comprehends personal narratives and the abstraction of ideas and how these may be reached by an ethnographer. She problematises notions of clearly defined methods within ethnographic research. Here Crowther outlines her serendipitous ethnography. By approaching the field in such a manner, prominent themes emerge, and we move closer to understanding why shared nature excursions may be considered as transformational.


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  • Rebecca Crowther
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  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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