This chapter, coauthored with three alumnae from the MDP/Field program, looks at the ways digital methods can be used in relational ways, in the course of working with homeless youth in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.
Institutional Review Boards have evolved into bodies working harder to indemnify institutions than to protect research participants. The implications for activist feminist ethnographers are often frustrating because our work is often deeply engaged. Counterintuitively, the neoliberal setting of private industry may offer us more freedom than the academy, supporting our research agendas in unexpected ways.
YouTube is full of hilarious Barbie Sex videos made by children. I examine one of my favorites in this chapter, to argue that kids are smart, savvy, and have lots of technical skills.
Children can be native ethnographers, and in the course of teaching kids how to do ethnographic research, I have learned a great deal about doing anthropology into the bargain.