Intervention dans le cadre du séminaire de l’ENeC, Laboratoire Espaces, Nature et Culture - UMR CNRS-Paris IV 8185
Olivier Milhaud, Rachele Borghi, Louis Dupont (UMR ENeC, Univ. Paris-Sorbonne)
Jeudi 19 mars 2015, de 16h à 18h
Maison de la recherche, salle à définir, 28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, M° Odéon ou Saint-Michel
Since the beginning of my fieldwork with the collective Smaschieramenti, I used “autoinchiesta” (“self-inquiry”) as a method of field research, analysis and political action at the same time. Topics were discussed starting from the personal experiences and needs of the members of the collective, and from the collective analysis of these lived experiences arose a set of unusual questions, that were later addressed to people outside the group. In our view, questioning the experience through words and concepts that do not convey normative assumptions is already a form of action since it has the potential to immediately transform our embodiments (Csordas 1990) and those of the people we address. Self-inquiry is also a way to challenge the binary between “us – the activists” and “them – the people”, and to claim that we are not outside the contradictions we address.
In this seminar, I would like to present the main findings of my (our) previous research and to develop a reflection on the methodological challenges it implied.
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