Introducing the Microphenomenological Interview in Anthropological Studies

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In this presentation I presented a brief overview of the microphenomenological interview (MPi) method and showed a filmed interview that had been restructured to present the diachronic structure of the experience explored.

The potential value of applying MPi in anthropological studies is the ability to explore in extraordinary detail the precise and comprehensive descriptions provided by our research participants, potentially disclosing veiled qualities linked to subjective experience, such as bodily sensations, emotions, and cultural dispositions. This integrated research approach facilitates an important exploration of experience and subjectivity, shaping a methodology that both values and takes seriously the descriptions provided by our research participants when exploring their subjective experiences in anthropological studies. When applied together with traditional anthropological methods, such as fieldwork, participant observation and various forms of qualitative interview techniques, the emerging methodology, I suggest, may hold the potential to take seriously and deepen our comprehension of the intricate structures of concrete subjective experiences of intersecting spiritual entanglements or estrangements, along with intricate sensory and emotional qualities of such experiences, but also to shed light on the complex social and cultural entanglements between ‘the individual subject’ and ‘the encompassing society’.
Periode22 aug. 2023
BegivenhedstitelMEGA Seminar 2023: Quests for a Good Life
PlaceringSønderborg, DanmarkVis på kort
Grad af anerkendelseInternational