Eva Vergaelen (Independent Researcher), Jenny-Louise Van der Aa (KU Leuven) & Jan Blommaert † (Tilburg University)
This article was written in co-operation with and is dedicated to Jan Blommaert in 2017 before he passed away in 2021. May his soul rest in peace.
Relational work in overlapping steps
Ethnographic Monitoring (Hymes 1980, Blommaert & Van der Aa 2015) addresses two issues important in the relationship between research and practice. I refer to these as the relational problem, "What must be considered in establishing the most f...
Short Notes on Ethnographic Technique (SNOET) 1: Two layers in the Ethnographic Interview[i]
Jenny-Louise Van der Aa[ii] & Jan Blommaert[iii] (2021).
The ethnographic interview contains two layers in analysis, layer 1 and layer 2.
(1) Provides ‘information’ on a particular rese...
In this class, I'm dusting off two methods to analyze superdiversity in the city. Enjoy!
Precarious lives often depend on literacy: knowledge of sociolinguistic markers, frames and formats. In this lecture we will delve deeply into the life of Nabijah, a 37-year old Iraqi woman living in Antwerp with her four kids, navigating Belgium's complex social work and youth care ins...
***Nieuw onderzoek naar Jan Blommaert en zijn werk***
Presentatie, 26/04/21, Migrant Belongings Conference, Utrecht University
Jenny-Louise Van der Aa (KU Leuven)
NTT: Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion (submitted 2021)
Jenny-Louise Van der Aa (Tilburg University, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, KU Leuven)
Abstract in English
In this essay, I investigate the social philosophy of compassion and the practice of ‘doing a good dee...