What are meetings? What sort of knowledge, identities, and power relationships are produced, performed, communicated, and legitimized through meetings? How do-and how might-ethnographers study meetings as objects, and how might they best conduct research in meetings as particular elements of their field sites?
Through contributions from an international group of ethnographers who have conducted "meeting ethnography" in diverse field sites, this volume offers both theoretical insight and methodological guidance into the study of this most ubiquitous ritual.
Jen Sandler is Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Renita Thedvall is Researcher at the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research at Stockholm University and Stockholm School of Economics.