Sally Engle Merry- Ethnography of the global

Glocal

As social scientists tackle the challenge of understanding the nature of globalization and sites of global social life, they often turn to large, quantitative studies. However, an anthropological focus on the micro social situation understood in a larger social context, offers an important way of understanding the global. While ethnography is resolutely focused on small sites of social interaction, there are ways to apply this methodology to phenomena that circulate transnationally. This is the ethnography of the global.

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