The latest issue of Sites (Vol 15, No 1) is a special issue edited by Sita Venkateswar and Barbara Andersen entitled Ethnographic Frontiers: Pushing the Boundaries of Ethnography. This special issue focuses on contemporary ethnographic engagements that emerged from the 40th annual ASAA/NZ conference at Massey University in 2015.
In her contribution to this special issue, Carole McGranahan describes ethnography as 'a commitment to interpersonal relations as the base of knowledge' (2018, 4) and makes the case that an ethnographic sensibility is what makes ethnography matter. The articles presented here all consider how ethnographers acquire and enact such a sensibility in various contexts.
Sites welcomes original papers focused on empirical studies or theoretical, methodological or pedagogical issues relevant to the study of societies and cultures of the wider Pacific region, including New Zealand, Australia, Oceania, the Pacific Rim, and their diasporas. Sites is published twice a year and is a delayed open access journal. All content is open to the public after 12 months.
Sites invites submissions from authors in the fields of anthropology, culture studies, indigenous studies, Māori studies, sociology, history, gender, linguistics, and ethnomusicology. The journal has an international editorial advisory board, an international circulation, and also welcomes work from scholars working outside the region on topics relevant to this region. For more information, contact the editorial team.