[URBANTH-L]ANNOUNCING-"wages and working conditions" survey

Inga Treitler inga.treitler at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 18:57:30 EDT 2009

Dear Readers:

We invite you to participate in a survey that will help ethnographers
practicing in industry learn more about themselves and their discipline.
This survey has been developed by two veteran ethnographers – Inga Treitler
and Gerald Lombardi – who over the past 15 years have watched the practice
burgeon, but note that little common knowledge has been gathered about the
conditions of our work.

To what extent do the ethnographers plying their trade in industry
constitute a community? In what regions of the world are we focused? How
much do we earn? What positions of authority do we hold? In what formal and
informal ways have we procured our training? How long have we been

No matter where in our career trajectories we are, or in what sort of
organizations we are employed, we will be empowered by knowing the answers
to these questions, by tracking the goals and motivations that influence us,
and by learning how we affect the industries in which we work.

Will you take twenty minutes to complete the survey? Responses are anonymous
and will not trigger any follow-on messages, invitations or spam. Initial
findings will be the basis of a presentation engaging practitioners at the
5th Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference in Chicago at the end of
August. Thereafter, the aggregated data will continue to be available via
the EPIC conference website, although the survey itself is not sponsored by
or designed on behalf of EPIC.

To take the survey just click on the following weblink or paste it into your


Please complete the survey by July 26.  We are seeking broadest and most
global representation possible.  Please do not hesitate to forward this
email announcement with weblink to suitable venues.

Thank you very much.

Inga Treitler
skype anthropologyimagination

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