The fundamental component of our hands-on anthropology is ethnography and fieldworking. We add imagination and imaginative thinking to fieldwork-encounters by asking how silences matter and how can scientific research explain inconsistencies and paradoxes. We advise to see imaginative ethnography as follow:
1) Imaginative ethnography finds itself always in-between and refuses to accept binaries and dualities as given. Imaginative ethnography traces the progress of how fragmented social factors and cultural elements relate to each other without truly knowing each other.
2) Imaginative ethnography does not make-up connection and relations but it speculatively finds how everything, seen or unseen, produce social complexities, cultural variation and perplexities.
3) Imaginative ethnography investigates arts of existence by following everything and everyone within a network of relationships. It asks how objects become evocative? How humans can stand in solidarity with nonhumans? How individuals shape groups?
we recommend this reading:
1) Kazubowski-Houston, Magdalena, and Virginie Magnat. "Introduction to Special Issue: The Transdisciplinary Travels of Ethnography." Cultural Studies↔ Critical Methodologies(2017): 1532708617737100.