Nordic Network for Institutional Ethnography
The Nordic Network for Institutional Ethnography brings together researchers, students and teaching staff who use or would like to use Institutional Ethnography in different types of research and research fields.
About institutional ethnography
Institutional ethnography (IE) is a sociological perspective and method of inquiry, originally developed by Canadian sociologist Dorothy Smith and colleagues, as an alternative to objectifying processes in sociological knowledge production. It has over the past 10 years been subject of growing international interest. There is an IE working group at the International Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social problems, and currently efforts are made to set up a thematic group at the European Sociological Association. Institutional ethnography is not only used by sociologists, but by people from various disciplines and professions, such as education studies, profession studies, gender studies, social work to mention some.
About the Nordic Network for Institutional Ethnography
The Nordic Network for Institutional Ethnography brings together researchers, students and teaching staff who make use of, or are inspired by, or wish to make use of, IE in different types of research and research fields. The network supports the practical application of institutional ethnography. It also facilitates exchange of experience, critical debate and further development of IE. In a longer perspective, the goal is to strengthen the interest for and use of IE in the Nordics, not least by securing the publication of IE research in the Nordic languages.
The network is very active: it arranges two annual network meetings, research seminars (Sosiologiforeningens vinterseminar), PhD courses, conference tracks (Nordic Sociological Association) and offers a fantastic opportunity to meet future collaboration partners. The network has moreover produced edited anthologies, bringing the different work together to a Nordic as well as International audience.
We also have an emailing list and a Facebook group through which we send out news and updates of relevance for the network.
For more information and suggestions,or to join our mailing list, please contact the network coordinator.