New issue, Volume 11, No. 2

We are happy to announce that the latest issue of The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE vol. no.2) has been published, featuring six articles written by eight undergraduate students.

In her archival research and interviews with residents of Taiwan’s Zhong Xing New Village (ZXNV), Michelle Lu examines how socio-political factors have shaped perceptions of ZXNV’s built environment over time. Tanya Karen Jensen explores the experiences of migrant women in Copenhagen within the context of a cycling course, arguing that physical mobility fosters various forms of social mobility. Alia Hazineh, Theresa Jbeili and Kathleen Thomas-McNeill use Gloria Anzaldúa’s theoretical framework to discuss themes of belonging, citizenship and multiculturalism in the narratives of six female border-crossers in Canada. Clayton Van Woerkom analyzes his roommates’ use of Brian Voice, a humorous form of voicing adopted by some Mormon students to construct often contradictory identities of both reverent Mormon and modern cosmopolitan speakers. At St. Lawrence University, Celine Schreiber applies notions of liminality and the liminoid to explore the social functions of female students’ practice of ‘pregaming,’ or drinking alcohol in small groups prior to attending larger social gatherings. Finally, Chloé Sudduth examines how the gentrification of the downtown bar scene in Geneva, New York has altered this small city’s social landscape, increasing the social distance between the various groups that make use of downtown spaces.

Please see our call for papers.