Ethnographic encounters: towards a minor politics of field access

Jeremy Aroles
2018 Culture and Organization  
This paper aims to explore the insight that can be brought by Deleuze and Guattari's concept of minor literature with regards to questions of field access within the context of organizational ethnography. This paper draws from an ethnographic account of scientists negotiating access during a field expedition to Fiji. While the scientists could secure access prior to their departure by abiding by the legal dimension of plant collecting in the field, they had to renegotiate access in the field by
more » ... engaging with different epistemologies, codes and forms of relationality. Positioned as an ethnography of field access, this paper highlights the enmeshment of codes, practices and trajectories in the negotiation of field access and seeks to set the lines of a 'minor politics of access' within the context of organizational ethnography.
doi:10.1080/14759551.2018.1443103 fatcat:cfapnnoz2baz5ffkkqqlphx7xm