Tag: dance

Anya Peterson Royce reflects on her career

| , November 22nd, 2021

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I am turning your question around because I have had two professions each of which I have…

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Jathilan Dance: Experiencing the Spirits

The Familiar Strange , August 15th, 2021

yelling, crawling and rolling. Later, they begin to show some animal-like behavior: hissing, roaring and moving on all fours. This is my fieldwork. The place is Java, the…

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„Schleifen“. Ein Buch über den Reiz der Wiederholung.

Philipp Sarasin , August 9th, 2020

Sind Wiederholungen langweilig? Nein! Der Medienwissenschaftler Tilman Baumgärtel, der in einem lesenswerten Buch die Geschichte der „Schleifen“ in der Kunst und vor allem der Musik der zweiten Hälfte…

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“In Transit”: Wong Kwang Lin on the Fluid Mosaic

Kwan Lin Wong , January 30th, 2020

Introduction Wong Kwang Lin is an anthropologist and a dancer based in Singapore. K.L. Wong asked her colleagues and friends to create a collective choreography that brings together…


La Pista de Baile, PST LA/LA & LACE

Alexandra Lippman , January 12th, 2018

I am excited to be collaborating with Colectivo AM (Mexico City) and LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) on “La Pista de Baile.” Below is the description of the…

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The Detroitists

Alexandra Frankel , July 18th, 2017

Reflections of Detroit Ethnographers at the Anniversary of the 1967 Rebellion “The case of Detroit confirms that redevelopment had strong negative repercussions for racial minorities, here represented…

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Sexwork and migration fiction (4): To go with sex tourists or smugglers?

laura agustin , February 20th, 2017

Of all the characters destined to work selling sex in The Three-Headed Dog, Marina has the most experience. Now in Spain for the second time, Marina comes from…

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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus, Week 1: Sameena Mulla on Aimee Meredith Cox’s Shapeshifters

smulla16 , September 7th, 2016

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogica…


Unsettling Gender Normativities through Dance and Music

Iklim Goksel , May 19th, 2016

The annual Istanbul LGBT Pride Week will kick off at the end of June in Turkey. For the 24th consecutive year, the event will incorporate the traditional parade which will…

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Dancing “My Humps” in Rural China

Tom McDonald , April 12th, 2016

Every evening in Anshan Town, a rural village in China’s Shandong province, around 25 middle-aged women gather in the small public square to dance to the Black Eyed…


time to csángó

Ian M. Cook , August 31st, 2015

Time to Csángó, a creative short documentary by Hadas Bar, Ian Cook, Anette Dujisin, explores the popularity of the táncház (dance house) movement in Budapest, Hungary, especially csángó…


Who needs an ethnographer?

Caitlin McDonald , June 7th, 2014

I recently found myself lamenting the lack of ethnography in my professional life with a new acquaintance. Don’t get me wrong: my job stretches me in other ways….

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