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Writing LifeNo. 14: An Interview with Hélène Mialet by Catelijne Coopmans

Catelijne Coopmans , June 17th, 2021

Image 1: Hélène’s home office. The pandemic has revealed the fragility of our lives and the vulnerability of our bodies. It has also revealed the importance of fleshy…


Writing Life No. 13: An interview with Matthew Wolf-Meyer by Matthew Wolf-Meyer

Matthew Wolf-Meyer , June 3rd, 2021

From the bottom left, clockwise: my writing board (which currently has a note from my kids and a note about a future paper to be written), a stack…


Writing Life No. 12: An interview with Sienna Craig by Yana Stainova

Yana Stainova , May 27th, 2021

Image 1. Photo of Rauner Special Collections library at Dartmouth College, taken from the perspective of Sienna’s favorite table. Photo by Eli Burakian, 2014. Sienna Craig is a writer…


Writing Life No. 11: An interview with Susan Frohlick by Amy Speier

Amy Speier , May 20th, 2021

Figure 1. Sue’s writing space in the beautiful Syilx (Okanagan) Nation territory. With Scooter, the family’s unruly cat. The development of our writing dyad has unfolded organically over…


Writing Life No. 10: An interview with Sebastjan Vörös by Mareike Smolka

Mareike Smolka , May 13th, 2021

Figure 1: Sebastjan’s philosophy notebook and writing space in Ljubljana, Slovenia “Curiously, our letters turned out to be not a mere sum of (theoretically discrete) elements but a…


Writing Life No. 9: An interview with Danya Fast by Robert Lorway

Robert Lorway , May 6th, 2021

It is 11 am in Vancouver. Danya sits at a desk beside a large window that looks out onto tree tops and electrical wires. Rain pools in the…


Writing Life No. 5: An interview with Robert Desjarlais by Michelle Charette

Michelle Charette , January 22nd, 2021

Photo by Robert Desjarlais “British poet W.H Auden suggested that true poets are those who like ‘hanging around words listening to what they say.” Desjarlais, 2011, Counterplay: An…


Writing Life No. 3: An interview with Janelle Taylor by Anna Harris

Anna Harris , January 8th, 2021

Figure 1: Janelle’s chair, with writing and knitting projects underway The conversation began on a summer day in a 13th Century chateau, with a moat, on the outskirts…


Writing Life No. 2: An interview with Adia Benton by Patrick Mbullo

Patrick Mbullo , December 11th, 2020

Figure 1: Adia’s writing space “A special thanks to all the elders who ever told me to learn to be still. Research need not be running around in…


Writing Life No. 1: An interview with Rachel Prentice by Andrea Wojcik

Andrea Wojcik , December 4th, 2020

Figure 1: Rachel’s writing space with friend Jasper (2007-2019) (Photograph by Rachel Prentice) Rachel E. Prentice is a no muss, no fuss anthropologist of medicine, technology, and the…


Amy Binning takes the Page 99 test

| , September 21st, 2020

Just clinging to the end of page 99 in my dissertation is a tentative question: “but should it really be that the presence of a model, even a…

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Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth takes the p. 99 test

| , April 20th, 2020

Opening to page 99 of Finding the Singing Spruce: Craft Labor, Global Forests, and Musical Instrument Makers in Appalachia, you’ll find my reflections on choosing apprenticeship as the ethnographic…

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Two Collections of Florida Seminole Dolls

Jason Baird Jackson , April 8th, 2020

Since beginning the social distancing era, I have taken on a small, personal project to photograph and share two collections of Florida Seminole dolls from my life. Building…

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Remembered Visits to Seminole and Miccosukee Country

Jason Baird Jackson , March 3rd, 2020

Some readers of Shreds and Patches know that I just lost my father KBJ (1935-2020). Others know that I am presently returning to my studies of craft from…

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A Cooperative Craft Survey in Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Part 1

Jason Baird Jackson , July 29th, 2019

A note on photographs. Here just a few photographs from the first day of our May 2019 travel in Yunnan are presented. It will take time to work…

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CFP: Studying Traditional Crafts: Goals and Methods in Higher Education

Jason Baird Jackson , April 15th, 2019

Here is a call for papers for an exciting conference in Estonia. The hosts are wonderful colleagues whom I met while visiting Viljandi last fall. Their call is…

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Material Culture Journalism, 7

Jason Baird Jackson , January 14th, 2019

The Material Culture students do not know about Material Culture Journalism yet. Maybe this week I’ll mention it to them. Day one was surely an overload as it…

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Material Culture Journalism, 3

Jason Baird Jackson , December 21st, 2018

Thanks to all the friends sharing the material culture journalism. Here is a new batch. The passing of Shan Goshorn is particularly sad to note. “The making of…

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Google Celebrates Native Artist in November 9th Doodle

Jason Baird Jackson , November 10th, 2018

A guest post by Emily Buhrow Rogers. A carved bear by Amanda Crowe (Eastern Band Cherokee) from the collections of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University….

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Projit Bihari Mukharji’s Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences by Marshall Kramer

Marshall Kramer , May 3rd, 2018

Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences Projit Bihari Mukharji University of Chicago Press, 2016. 376 pages.   In a sequel to his 2009 Nationalizing the Body,…


Fieldwork: Highlights from the Textile Group

Jason Baird Jackson , March 18th, 2018

This post in the recent series on December 2017 research and travel in Guangxi, China was written by Carrie Hertz, who also provided the photographs. In this post,…

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Craft fatigue / Artisanal exhaustion?

Grant , February 15th, 2018

One of the things we are watching at Culturematic HQ is whether the artisanal theme is beginning to run out of steam. Leo Burnett London offers us this…

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Visualising the past: crafting respectability in Seychelles and London #ThinkingVisually

Mairi O’Gorman , June 2nd, 2017

In some research contexts, it is all but impossible to neglect the visual. Prior to beginning research on knowledge and intimacy in Seychelles and in London (with the…


On the Craft of Writing w/ Dr. Anita Hannig

Gamwell , May 17th, 2017

How do academics write for a variety of audiences? Is routine a necessary part of creating? How many times will Ryan mention Stephen King? In this episode of…

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