Obstruction and Intervention as Creative Methods in Anthropological Research

Rane Willerslev, George Marcus, Lotte Meinert

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Abstract

Could it be that creativity thrives under the methodological asceticism of imposed limitations? Drawing on von Trier's and Leth's film experiment The Five Obstructions, this introduction outlines the creative potentialities of rethinking anthropological methodology through interventions and obstructions into the works of one's peers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEthnos. Journal of Anthropology
Volume82
Issue5
Pages (from-to)809-819
Number of pages11
ISSN1469-588X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Lars Von Trier
  • Obstruction
  • creativity
  • experiment
  • methodology

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