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Lockdown anthropology and online surveys: unprecedented methods for unprecedented times

Long, Nicholas J. ORCID: 0000-0002-4088-1661 (2020) Lockdown anthropology and online surveys: unprecedented methods for unprecedented times. Studies in Indian Politics. ISSN 2321-0230 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper explores the value of online surveys as a methodology for conducting anthropological research on, and during, lockdowns implemented to curb the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. I argue that despite longstanding disciplinary suspicion towards survey methods, qualitative online surveys may be more useful than conventional ethnography for developing the analytical frameworks necessary to comprehend the social realities that are emerging as a result of large-scale social distancing regimes.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/inp
Additional Information: © 2020 Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2020 13:24
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 23:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106672

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