Ethnography on the run: jogging through Portugal’s second lockdown

On January 15, 2021, according to the renovation of the emergency state in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, Portugal entered into its second lockdown (the first had been in place between March and May 2020).

In the same day, I ‘run’ the pilot session of ‘Ethnography on the run: jogging through Portugal’s second lockdown’, a research project I plan to carry out during this lockdown and report here.

I have three objectives:

  • first, to collect data that allows for a comparison of the uneven effects of Portugal’s second lockdown over the various neighbourghoods of Lisbon;
  • second, to adjust my personal research strategy in a way that is attuned to the social and political challenges stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic and governmental health policies;
  • third, to explore the potentialities and limits of running ethnography, from its utility as a data ‘source’ to implications for my positionality and reflexivity as a social researcher.

Find more details on the project, goals, methodology and ethical issues on the post 0 of the series.

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