Moving Global Horizons: Imagining selfhood, mobility and futurities through creative practice in ethnographic research

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Abstract

This article explores imagined selfhood, mobility and futurities through creative practice in ethnography. Globalisation allows people with varying socio-economic and geographical backgrounds to imagine themselves with more possibilities. How can creative practice such as improvisation in ethnofictions, storytelling and participatory animation be applied in ethnographic research to explore the imaginary realm of selfhood and expectations on being elsewhere? Drawing on fieldwork on migration from Africa to Europe, Brazilian transgender mobility and British youth in environmental transformation, the article will show how existential immobility inspires production of global horizons through imagination.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732-748
Number of pages17
JournalCulture & Psychology
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2020