Producing Truth?

Some Reflections on Ethnographic Research

  • Rachel Runesson University of Edinburgh
Keywords: Reflexivity, the self in the field, religion, decolonisation.


An extract of fieldnotes is presented from the first ethnographic research I participated in: a transect walk with Mormon missionaries on Middle Meadow Walk. In a short reflection I look at some of the issues that arose when leaving the books and lecture halls behind, and instead being confronted with human beings. In particular, issues around the self in the field are discussed, and some further questions raised concerning the nature of anthropological interpretation.


How to Cite
Runesson, R. (2019). Producing Truth?. Re:Think - a Journal of Creative Ethnography, 2(1), 17-22. Retrieved from
Short Informal/Reflective Pieces