Ethnographic Encounters

Ethnographic Encounters is a student-run undergraduate e-journal. It's primary purpose is to publish outstanding ethnographic projects completed by students in their second year of social anthropology at the University of St Andrews.

We are pleased to announce the latest issue of Inspired By Ethnographic Encounters, 2016! Please find the current issue below and the past issues in "Archives" above. 

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New ‘Inspired By EE’ mini-issue!

Announcing the release of our latest Inspired By Ethnographic Encounters mini-issue, and with it, a short film of the SA2002 Art Installation! Please find the new issue below and our previous issues under the 'Archive' tab above. We are very pleased with the outcome of this publication and send many thanks to all the contributors!  
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Vol 7, No 1 (2017): Ethnographic Encounters

Table of Contents

Ethnographic Encounters

Practice and Place: Making Sense of Banter in a Butcher's Shop in Wolverhampton
Alexander Brennan
Walking in Love: Love and Prayer as Social Actions in the St Andrews Toastie Bar
Edward Coventry
Religious Identity Amongst Young People in Northern Ireland
Alice Dobie
The Gala Day Breakfast: Communitas and Civic Pride in a Small Scottish Town
Dylan Howel
The Anonymous Community: Investigating the Use of Yik Yak Amongst University Students in St Andrews
Imogen Logan
Explorations of a Scottish Strip Club: Liminality, Female Sexuality, Autonomy and Identity
Megan McFadyen
Jewellery Stories: From Necklace to Autoethnography
Bao-Chau Pham
Categories of Identity in Music: An Ethnography of the St Andrews Folk and Traditional Music Society
Karen Rosell

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