Event Details

Friday, 22 July 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
UQ Location:
Steele Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Dr Yancey Orr
336 51012
Org. Unit:
Social Science

Event Description

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In this talk, A/Prof Golub will discuss the ethics and politics of conducting fieldwork in two very different locations: The Porgera gold mine in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, and the massively multiplayer video game World of Warcraft. How do the ethics of fieldwork and ethnography differ when one field site is a politically contested mine, and the other is a video game where research subjects are rarely in the same room with you? How can anthropologists protects the identities of their respondents in a virtual world where literally every player and object is googleable? How do we become responsible expert knowers of a politically contested social process like a mining encounter? In this talk A/Prof Golub will answer these questions, and describe his shifting relationship with his field sites over time.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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