Timothy Pachirat’s (2018) Among Wolves: Ethnography and the Immersive Study of Power is an atypical book about doing and thinking about ethnography, presented in play format. I reviewed the book as a doctoral student and novice qualitative researcher as a part of a process to explore a developing interest in ethnography. The book’s conversational format intertwined with perspective from acclaimed contemporary ethnographers’ work helps both the novice ethnographer with a worldview of what doing ethnography entails and the seasoned ethnographer in thinking about reflexivity. The academic rigor and extensive coverage of issues about power, subjectivity and fieldwork, makes it an essential read for ethnographers and those working in interpretive traditions — irrespective of their experience in respective domains.
Ethnography, Fieldwork, Theatre, Play, Power, Interpretivism
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Sawadkar, A. (2018). Among Wolves, Ethnography and the Immersive Study of Power — Book Review of a Play. The Qualitative Report, 23(5), 1146-1148. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2018.3645