‘What do you call the heathen these days?' The policy field and other matters of the heart in the Norwegian Mission Society

Hovland, Ingie (2005) ‘What do you call the heathen these days?' The policy field and other matters of the heart in the Norwegian Mission Society. In: Problems and Possibilities in Multi-sited Ethnography Workshop, 27-28 June 2005, University of Sussex. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The paper will explore policy in a Norwegian Christian church and development NGO, the Norwegian Mission Society (NMS), from a multi-sited perspective. Most importantly, I think, this brings out associations that tell us something about (1) the people under study in NMS, their own continuous ‘site and system awareness’, and their attempts – not dissimilar to mine – to sort out their policy field; (2) me as ethnographer and my attempts to site myself and my discipline in relation to the non-heathen policymakers of NMS; and (3) the nature of development policy itself: from such a multi-sited perspective, policy, clearly, is shown to be important – but not for the reasons one would think.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:4. Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 4.11 Ethnography
ID Code:98
Deposited By: NCRM users
Deposited On:09 Nov 2007 15:44
Last Modified:12 Oct 2010 17:35

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