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The NITTY-GRITTY features 30-minute interviews with ethnographers talking about their topic, style, tics and tricks of fieldwork. The interview is semi-structured and gets into “the making of” a monograph. It covers the standard moments of ethnography (according to a common pedagogical fiction): getting a hunch or a personal hitch to scratch, finding a site, drawing on theory and formulating a question, entering, establishing relationships and assuming an identity, producing and organizing data, getting out, coding and memoing, writing articles or a book, presenting and disseminating one’s finding–not necessarily in that order. The interview schedule is communicated in advance to the author to prepare for it. It is an opportunity for them to reflect back on the field project discussed and to tease out its epistemological, theoretical, methodological, empirical, civic, and existential lessons.