Tag: city

Thesis Review: Tasting Tea, Tasting China

kgraf , February 21st, 2022

Photograph: by the author – Cha xi design in Hengshan Temple event Tasting Tea, Tasting China: Tearooms and the Everyday Culture in Dalian. Yingkun Hou. Ph.D. Thesis in…


Review: Cooking up a Revolution

dsutton20 , February 14th, 2022

Sean Parson, Cooking up a Revolution: Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and Resistance to Gentrification. Manchester University Press, 2019 ISBN 9781526107350. Xi + 147 pp. David Sutton…


Thesis Review and Discussion: The Metamorphosis of Greek Cuisine

kgraf , April 29th, 2021

Kapari Deli in Athens city centre, Greece Photographs by Nafsika Papacharalampous If you have written a recent thesis in the Anthropology of Food or would like to review…


Virus and the City: Urban Experiences in Self-Isolation

Sabrina Stallone , April 10th, 2020

The way we make sense of space has radically changed as a novel Coronavirus spread, with no clear end in sight. While our physical surroundings shrink and our…


Katherine McKittrick: Living Just Enough for the City, Volume VI, Black Methodology

Book Review: Suburban Planet: Making the World Urban from the Outside In by Roger Keil

Rose Deller , April 18th, 2018

Suburban Planet: Making the World Urban from the Outside In, authored by Roger Keil, emerges out of an eight-year research programme on global suburbanisms to explore the diversity…

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Thesis Review: Placing the Apple

kgraf , February 12th, 2018

Please note: I am soliciting reviews of recent dissertations in the Anthropology of Food. So if you have written a recent thesis or would like to review one, you…


Judith Beyer & Felix Girke: Naypyitaw: Rescaling materiality, capitalizing space

Focaal Web Editor , March 24th, 2016

Since 2012, we have carried out twelve months of urban anthropological research in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city and its economic and cultural center. Until February 2016, however, we…


NEW! — Plácido Muñoz Morán: Writing on “Walking in Barcelona”

Focaal Web Editor , February 11th, 2016

The planning of fieldwork in anthropology is always shaped by a combination of expectation, uncertainty, and adventure. Before I began my own fieldwork in Barcelona in 2013, I…


Everybody’s an Ethnographer!

dhruvsharma101 , February 11th, 2016

Dhruv Sharma has a background in anthropology, has worked in various countries as an ethnographer, and also holds a master’s degree in design ethnography from Dundee University. His doctoral …

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Universit(ar)y journeys: an ethnographic play

Sonja Trifuljesko , September 17th, 2015

Last year Mick Taussig gave a short course to doctoral students at the University of Helsinki on the relation between research and writing. Ethnography, he repeated several times…


Dis-orientalizing & Ethnographic Journeys #Fieldnotes

Priya Swamy , August 13th, 2015

I conduct fieldwork among young Hindus in Amsterdam, the city where I have lived for nearly six years. Amsterdam lends itself to compartmentalisation as it is neatly divided…


Teenage views on Culture (Nordplus closing interviews, 2013)

csabaracs , July 13th, 2015

“Learning Skills for Sustainable Development” Date: 26th – 29th November, 2013 Venue: Riga State Gymnasium Nr. 2 Time for opening: on 26th November at 16.00 Closing: on 29th…


Three! (anthro-po-etry)

csabaracs , June 27th, 2015

100 words I stood on the edge of the square… a lot of strangers were there… I heard the echos of their grey talking about the weather… You…


The moment after anticipation #2

csabaracs , June 24th, 2015

(*This paper is part of a larger place mapping project.) The least preferred places in Riga tended to be mentioned by teens where they had concerns about their…


Living the reaspora: Afropolitans back home

Jana Gerold Michelle Engeler , April 16th, 2015

Only recently, debates on global mobility of people consider the movement from economically richer to poorer countries, even though this trend increases from year to year. People do…

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Making Heidelberg a Home while Longing for a Global City – by Magdalena von Drachenfels

anthropologiphone , February 24th, 2015

“For now our home is Heidelberg” says Laila Khan (all the names have been changed) and, pointing towards her one year old son, Shahid, she adds: “He was…

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Homing Heidelberg – a Student Project Exploring Refugee’s Ways of Navigating the City

anthropologiphone , February 24th, 2015

By Marie Sander, lecturer of the seminar Transcultural Place-Making How can we understand the idea of ‘home’ in times of migration? Is ‘home’ a place, social ties, family,…

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