Drawing on person-centered ethnographic fieldwork in a psychiatric outpatient clinic for Vietnamese-speaking patients in Berlin, Edda Heyken (Freie Universität Berlin) reflects on the role of silence in durable emotion repertoires.... continue reading.
How may silence be a transformative religious experience? Drawing on long-term fieldwork among Australian Quakers, Jenny Norris-Green (Deakin University) examines the dynamics of silent worship.... continue reading.
Ellina Mourtazina (University of Lausanne) examines the ways in which people experience silence in a meditation retreat center in northern India. She shows how in this setting silence is a relational, as well as an internal and intentional way of perceiving one’s lifeworld.... continue reading.
Harshadha Balasubramanian (independent scholar) analyzes how theatre audio describers carefully maintain or break silences for visually-impaired audiences, and reflects on doing fieldwork as a visually-impaired anthropologist.... continue reading.