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.
All the posts:
- 00 – Jan 15: project, method, pilot and some ethical questions
- 01 – Jan 18: the ‘café ao postigo’ moral panic
- 02 – Jan 19: running privileges?
- 03 – Jan 21: urban necropolitics amid a pandemic?
- guest post – Jan 25: Joana Catela
- 04 – Jan 28: running as ethnography?
- 05 – Feb 03: running as urbanography?
- 06 – Feb 11: rage (and running) as pandemic stress management
- 07 – Feb 22: updates from the project
- 08 – Mar 02: running urbanography, from comparison to continuum