Deep Hanging Out


‘Coined by the anthropologist Clifford Geertz in 1998 “deep hanging out” is unique to anthropology, Geertz describes it as “localized, long-term, close-in, vernacular field research.”

The idea is to show up and hang out. Deeply.

With the researcher becoming an active participant, while also taking part, being a member, observer, and analyzer all at once. This approach is foundational to what Tim Ingold means when he speaks of studying with people, not solely making studies of them.’