The Citizens in the Making research project was set in motion in our public seminar 9–10 May at the University of Tampere, ”Emerging forms of citizen engagements: Ethnography and digital methods approaches to political sociology”. Here are some of the presentations from two days of engaging discussions on a new mixed-methods ethnographic-digital approach to citizenship.
Eeva Luhtakallio: Citizens in the Making
Catherine Neveu (EHESS, Paris): What is to be gained from anthropological approaches to citizenship processes?
Dhiraj Murthy (Goldsmiths, University of London): Grounded theory meets Big Data: one way to marry ethnography and digital methods
Marion Carrel (Université de Lille II): Understanding the empirical and normative complexity of deliberation: why ethnography is useful
Mathieu Berger (Université Catholique de Louvain): Solitary involvements. Describing withoutness in the public sphere
Minna Ruckenstein (University of Helsinki): Citizen Mindscapes – social shaping of users and data
Arho Toikka (University of Helsinki): Mapping Policy Change with Digital Methodologies: an Analysis of Finnish Energy Policy
Veikko Eranti & Tuukka Ylä-Anttila (University of Helsinki, University of Tampere): Using Topic Modeling to Study Everyday “Civic Talk” and Proto-political Engagements
Lotta Junnilainen (University of Helsinki): In Search for Citizenship. An Ethnographic Study of Finnish Youth Living in Urban Margins
Maija Jokela (University of Tampere): Citizenship in action. Squatting and everyday politics
Georg Boldt (University of Tampere): Condescension or codecision: scrutinising institutional youth participation